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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 […]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

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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 […]

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 […]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you're locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food's effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don't even let the […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

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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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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 […]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes. 1. ICE Gets Involved The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing

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 […]

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 […]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you're locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food's effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don't even let the […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

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