SCI Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania

Looking for somebody in State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh?  State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh is a state correctional facility in the state prison system in Pennsylvania.  This site tells you about everything related to State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh,like:  Find an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh
Year Opened: 1882
Type: Male
State: Pennsylvania
County: Allegheny
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: level 2

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for SCI Pittsburgh. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail something to a prisoner to learn how to properly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
SCI Pittsburgh
3001 Beaver Avenue 
Pittsburgh PA, 15233

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh
3001 Beaver Avenue P.O. Box 9991
Pittsburgh PA, 15233

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (412) 761-1955
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page before you try to visit an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh.

State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh
3001 Beaver Avenue P.O. Box 9991
Pittsburgh PA, 15233

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh.
(412) 761-1955

State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh prisoners can sometimes make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

SCI Pittsburgh inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax an inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to have the fax number to SCI Pittsburgh.

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at SCI Pittsburgh you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address mail to a state prisoner at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
SCI Pittsburgh
3001 Beaver Avenue 
Pittsburgh PA, 15233

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates funds in the postal service and have to send the moneyh to the address below and follow the directions shows below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time transported to various prisons throughout the Pennsylvania prison system, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up an Pennsylvania prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Pennsylvania state prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Pennsylvania has its own policies for inmate visitation and they get changed regularly. The policies listed below could be changed now, so make sure to also check State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh’s site to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log upon entering the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check the official correctional facility website because this information is updated all the time:

  • 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 – Pittsburgh prison records coming soon.

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

More information about State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh death row coming soon.

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

Parole

More information about Pennsylvania parole coming soon.

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

Section about getting released from State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about prison life to be added later.

  • 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

State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh news coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, check out: SCI Pittsburgh Jobs

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Website

The official website: State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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

Details about family resources coming.

History

A State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh 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 – Pittsburgh Links

The official website: State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh Website
State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh 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 – Pittsburgh

Have you ever been an inmate in State Correctional Institution – Pittsburgh? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

What to include in what you write:

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

If you are a prisoner at this facility, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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