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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

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SCI Pittsburgh Inmate Search

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh

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Pennsylvania Allegheny 1672

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3001 Beaver Avenue
PO Box 99991
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233

INMATE ADDRESS

3001 Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
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  1. tina willis Wed, Jan 12 2011 4:37 PM

    To whom It may concern: My name is Tina Willis and i'm looking for my brother whom i haven't seen in many years.The year of 2003 or so he was in a prison in Pa. can u help? David Ray Robinson d.o.b. july 12,1955 or about not sure. Has tatoos on both arms.that about all info i have. Can u please help. thank you Tina Willis 641 faith st. lancaster s.c. 29720 phone:803-246-1044.

  2. KEISHA Tue, Mar 08 2011 10:09 AM

    I WAS JUST WONDERING WHY ITS STILL SHOWING JASON VAUGHN AS AN INMATE IN PITTSBURGH PRISON WHEN HE IS NO LONGER THERE???

  3. Samantha Tue, Mar 08 2011 6:54 PM

    Are inmates allowed to make phone calls when entering this facility for processing?

  4. Samantha Tue, Mar 08 2011 6:56 PM

    Are inmates allowed to make phone calls when entering this facility for processing?

  5. evelyn Thu, May 12 2011 4:48 PM

    No they have to wait for it least 10 days to make phone calls

  6. joanie Fri, Sep 02 2011 11:25 AM

    my boyfriend got a dui and is spending 6 years in prison he got more time then a muder

  7. gabby Sat, Dec 17 2011 4:47 PM

    how do you get past the main page on this site---

  8. gabby Sat, Dec 17 2011 4:49 PM

    joanie--that guy that ran over and killed that lady in mt lebanon only got one year

  9. Bonnie Wed, Apr 04 2012 9:47 AM

    I can not find rules for visiting, and staff is sometimes too short or too busy to understand. All I can find are the hours. Is that once a day, once a week,what?coming rom out of state, and need to know.

  10. Kayla Thu, Apr 26 2012 12:14 PM

    Hey my boyfriend just went to sci, do i need like a DOC# or inmate # to send mail?

  11. shyelle Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:44 PM

    My boyfriend just went down to sci yesterday on Febuary 25,2013. He was in a rehab ceneter and got sent to sci for violating parole can anyone give me some information about sci I never been there

  12. shyelle Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:45 PM

    Can anyone tell me what happen to someone who was at a half way house and got sent to sci for violating parole

  13. shyelle Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:53 PM

    my boyfriend was just sent to sci from a half way house for violating parole can someoe give me any information about sci and how it work if you go there for violating parole. He was on work release at the half way house and he missed too many days of work so the cops came and got him and took him to sci can anymore tell me what is the worse that can happen to him for that.

  14. Tia Sat, Mar 16 2013 8:52 AM

    What happens to visitors if sci goes on lock down? Has it ever gone on lock down?

  15. anthony mccullough Fri, Apr 26 2013 8:49 AM

    is my pops up in there

  16. emily Thu, May 09 2013 11:52 AM

    sci always goes on lock down, my dads beenin there for 18 months

  17. Tom Mon, May 20 2013 9:27 PM

    My son was just sent to SCI Pittsburgh..Is this a hard core prison or for medium risk offenders.. He's ther for DUI's and probation violations.

  18. Amanda Mon, Jun 10 2013 1:01 AM

    what are the rules on pictures to send to your boyfriend in this correctional facility?

  19. Bestey Sun, Aug 18 2013 8:40 AM

    Is this prison have where inmates can have there picture taken .And what are the times for visiting inmates

  20. Noelle Mon, Oct 28 2013 6:01 PM

    If I was recently in jail will I be able to visit an inmate at sci Pittsburgh?

  21. Bestey Fri, Jan 03 2014 8:29 AM

    I would like to know where the phones are for the imates inside or out side the prison. At SCI Pittsburgh

  22. Betsey Mon, Jan 06 2014 11:12 AM

    I would like to know about the phones inside and out side the SCI Pittisburgh when they are going to be fixed the right way.The imates pay $8.00 amonth for phone calls and have to stand out side in the freezeing wealth.How is the so call Mayor going to fix this.

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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

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