Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: SCH
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Schuylkill
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 759
Minersville PA, 17954

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution
Interstate 81 & 901 W
Minersville PA, 17954

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(570) 544-7100

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(570) 544-7224 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the prison. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.

SCH/PUBLICINFORMATION@BOP.GOV

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,247 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email messages only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with someone by placing them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the program. Inmate contacts must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email notification which sends them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Schuylkill Federal Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Schuylkill
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 759
Minersville PA, 17954

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and must send money to this address and follow the policies shows below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone promt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to be included:

  1. Correct Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to that inmate, funds might not get returned.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to different prisons around the country, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an prisoner.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for prisoner visitation and they change often. The rules listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the facility’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check out the official prison website as this info is changed often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the entire Schuylkill Federal Prison Visitation Policy click here: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Jobs

Website

The official website: Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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