SCI Graterford – Pennsylvania

Do you know somebody locked up in State Correctional Institution – Graterford?  State Correctional Institution – Graterford is a state correctional facility in the Pennsylvania state prison system.  This guide gives you about anything related to State Correctional Institution – Graterford such as the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at State Correctional Institution – Graterford  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Graterford.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Graterford
Year Opened: 1929
State: Pennsylvania
County: Montgomery
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: maximum

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Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for SCI Graterford. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at SCI Graterford, and use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
SCI Graterford
Box 244 
Graterford PA, 19426

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

State Correctional Institution – Graterford
P.O. Box 246 (Staff)  P.O. Box 244 (Inmates)
Graterford PA, 19426-0246

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (610) 489-4151
Fax: (484) 961-7907

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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit someone in prison at SCI Graterford.

State Correctional Institution – Graterford
P.O. Box 246 (Staff)  P.O. Box 244 (Inmates)
Graterford PA, 19426-0246

Directions

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Phone Number

State Correctional Institution – Graterford prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are times when it is useful to have the phone number to the prison.
(610) 489-4151

Inmates may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State Correctional Institution – Graterford prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there are some times when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

(484) 961-7907

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for the prison. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the email message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send anything, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or monitor a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at State Correctional Institution – Graterford:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
SCI Graterford
Box 244 
Graterford PA, 19426

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit funds to these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds in the postal service and must send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules provided below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently moved to various prisons throughout Pennsylvania, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Pennsylvania state prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit State Correctional Institution – Graterford, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for visitation and they are changed regularly. The rules listed below could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read State Correctional Institution – Graterford’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check the official prison website as this info changes often:

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

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Prison Records

Info about State Correctional Institution – Graterford records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about State Correctional Institution – Graterford death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Information about Pennsylvania parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures for State Correctional Institution – Graterford to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming soon.

Photos

A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at State Correctional Institution – Graterford
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at State Correctional Institution – Graterford.

If you have any photos of State Correctional Institution – Graterford that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here: SCI Graterford Jobs

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Website

The official website: State Correctional Institution – Graterford Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources available at State Correctional Institution – Graterford will be posted ASAP.

History

A section with the history of State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming.

Such as:

  • Famous State Correctional Institution – Graterford inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Pennsylvania State Prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

State Correctional Institution – Graterford Links

The official website: SCI Graterford Website
State Correctional Institution – Graterford Jobs

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Links

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Main Website
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Prison Map
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Pennsylvania State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Pennsylvania State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Pennsylvania State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Pennsylvania State Prison Inmates
Pennsylvania State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of State Correctional Institution – Graterford

Have you ever been incarcerated in State Correctional Institution – Graterford? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this prison?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at SCI Graterford, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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