Jail Oversight Board

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500 Cheyney Road
Thornton, PA 19373

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 23
Thornton, PA 19373

610-361-3200 ext. 256


Acting Warden is Donna Mellon.

Delaware County Council approved a resolution establishing oversight of the county jail with a County Jail Oversight Board at its Sept. 25, 2019 public council meeting. The new Jail Oversight Board replaces the former County Board of Prison Inspectors.


The Jail Oversight Board will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30p.m. Meetings will be held in the County Council Meeting Room, located in the Government Center. (201 W. Front St., Media, PA.)

2020 Meetings:

Jan. 14 at 8:00 a.m.
Feb. 11 at 8:00 a.m. | Agenda for the Feb. 11 meeting
March 10 at 4:30 p.m. | Agenda for the March 10 meeting
April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
May 12 at 4:30 p.m.
June 9 at 4:30 p.m.
July 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

2020 Minutes:

Jan. 14, 2020 Minutes
Dec. 10, 2019 Minutes

2020 Meeting Videos:

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Feb. 11, 2020 Meeting Video

Jan. 14, 2020 Meeting Video (Part 1)

Jan. 14, 2020 Meeting Video (Part 2)


JAIL BOARD Resolutions:

Resolution Calling for Expansion of Treatment for Immates with Opioid Use Disorder


Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden, Chair

Chief Administrative Officer Marianne Grace, Vice Chair

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge John J. Whelan

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Alice Brennan

Delaware County Sheriff Jerry L. Sanders

Delaware County Controller Joanne Phillips

Brian Corson, Citizen Appointment

Jonathan King, Citizen Appointment

Deborah Love, Citizen Appointment

Email the Jail Oversight Board: JOB@co.delaware.pa.us

Video of Jan. 14, 2020 meeting

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