Office of County Inspection and Services
The Office of County Inspections and Services is responsible for maintaining a statewide program of independent field inspections of all county correctional institutions. The inspection of each facility is conducted under the authority of Pennsylvanian Code Title 37, Chapter 95 at a minimum of every 12 months and a maximum of every 24 months. These inspections determine compliance with controlling Commonwealth statutes and regulations.
The Office of County Inspections and Services provides technical services to any requesting county facility regarding the interpretation of 37 Pa Code, Chapter 95, liaisons Department resources, coordinates requests for training needs and provides recommendations for “professionally recognized practices.”
Minimum Operating Standards for County Prisons