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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. […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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 […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

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. […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

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 […]

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SCI Pittsburgh Inmate Search

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh

STATE COUNTY BEDS
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.

  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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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. […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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 […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

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. […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

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 […]

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