Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement



The Administration of the Crawford County Correctional Facility and its employees are dedicated to public service, and the care, custody, and control of the inmates detained. Once inmates are classified they may be moved to another housing unit, participate in programs, and receive visits. Each inmate will be treated with fairness and respect and will be expected to obey the rules and regulations of this facility.

An important factor to understand is that one of the primary goals of this facility is to maintain a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff. The facility philosophy is that incarceration is, in and of itself, punishment. As a result, inmates should not fear any physical or mental harm while incarcerated in this facility.

In addition, a second goal of this facility is to aid inmates in a successful reintegration into the community. There are programs offered that may fit individual needs, and all inmates are encouraged to participate. Inmates are not forced to join in any of the activities and should participate only when it is in their own interest.

Please note: Inmates are here through no fault of any staff member. However, the Crawford County Correctional Facility staff is responsible for the care, custody, and control of all inmates until they are released.


This citizen’s complaint form can be mailed to the above address to the attention of the administrative office or dropped off at the administrative office Monday’s through Friday’s between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. The warden or deputy warden will contact you within thirty (30) days, either by mail or by phone in regards to your complaint or suggestion.

Citizen's Complaint Form


The Crawford County Correctional Facility is a tobacco free facility. Staff, inmates, and visitors cannot bring tobacco products or any incendiary devices (matches, lighters, etc.) into the secure areas of this facility. These items are considered contraband.

No tobacco products will be permitted by inmates on county property.


Work release and/or community service privileges may only be obtained by an order from a judge or district magistrate.


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania