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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

Telephone calls are a lifeline between inmates and their families. Just hearing each other's voices helps ease the tension and anxiety surrounding incarceration. As nice as it is to get those calls, they can get expensive. The following three ideas can make the calls fit your budget better. Avoid Peak Hours for Collect Calls Many […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

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, […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

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 […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

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State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh

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Pennsylvania Allegheny 1672

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3001 Beaver Avenue
PO Box 99991
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233

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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.

  23. Jane Fri, Mar 27 2015 9:35 PM

    I am searching for the name of an inmate in SCI Pgh. His nick name is Hammer, and he has a tattoo of a Hammer also. He got this name because he beat a girl with a hammer because she wouldn't put out. I believe he is on B block there, I am not sure where he is actually from, I think it may be clarion. any help would be greatly appreciated

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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

Telephone calls are a lifeline between inmates and their families. Just hearing each other's voices helps ease the tension and anxiety surrounding incarceration. As nice as it is to get those calls, they can get expensive. The following three ideas can make the calls fit your budget better. Avoid Peak Hours for Collect Calls Many […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

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, […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

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 […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

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