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Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

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 […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Can't I Put a Three-Way Call Through for an Inmate?

Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don't allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do […]

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. […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh

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Pennsylvania Allegheny 1672

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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.

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Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

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 […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Can't I Put a Three-Way Call Through for an Inmate?

Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don't allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do […]

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. […]

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