SCI Retreat – Pennsylvania

Looking for somebody at State Correctional Institution – Retreat?  State Correctional Institution – Retreat is a prison in the Pennsylvania state prison system, which is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  This guide gives you info about everything you might want to know about State Correctional Institution – Retreat,such as:  Find an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Retreat.  How to visit State Correctional Institution – Retreat inmates.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Retreat.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Retreat
Year Opened: 1988
Type: Male
State: Pennsylvania
County: Luzerne
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: medium

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for State Correctional Institution – Retreat. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone there, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you send something to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the letter or package, and do the right steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate directions, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
SCI Retreat
660 State Route 11 
Hunlock Creek PA, 18621

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

State Correctional Institution – Retreat
660 State Route 11  
Hunlock Creek PA, 18621

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (570) 735-8754
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page before you go to visit an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Retreat.

State Correctional Institution – Retreat
660 State Route 11  
Hunlock Creek PA, 18621

Directions

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Phone Number

SCI Retreat inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call inmates, but, there are some times when it is useful to have the telephone number to State Correctional Institution – Retreat.
(570) 735-8754

SCI Retreat prisoners can sometimes call out using:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are times when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to SCI Retreat.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the prison. You can’t reach inmates using this email. If you need to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you do not then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff will open and read all received general postal correspondence. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at State Correctional Institution – Retreat:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
SCI Retreat
660 State Route 11 
Hunlock Creek PA, 18621

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Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send money to prisoner’s accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money by way of the postal service and must send money to the following address and follow the steps shows below:

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have valid inmate information but only if the envelope has a return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently changed to various prison facilities throughout the Pennsylvania prison system, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
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 – Retreat, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Pennsylvania prison has their own rules for prison visitation and these policies change regularly. The procedures listed here might be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check State Correctional Institution – Retreat’s site to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors will be required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check the official correctional facility site because 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

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Prison Records

Details about State Correctional Institution – Retreat prison records will be posted ASAP.

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

Details about State Correctional Institution – Retreat death row coming.

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

Parole

Section about Pennsylvania parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

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

Information about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at State Correctional Institution – Retreat coming.

  • 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 – Retreat coming soon.

Photos

A State Correctional Institution – Retreat photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of State Correctional Institution – Retreat 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 prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to: State Correctional Institution – Retreat Jobs

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Website

The official website: State Correctional Institution – Retreat 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

Information about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A State Correctional Institution – Retreat history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous State Correctional Institution – Retreat 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 – Retreat Links

The official website: SCI Retreat Website
State Correctional Institution – Retreat 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 – Retreat

Have you ever been an inmate in SCI Retreat? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated here, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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