If you are concerned a loved one in a Pennsylvania DOC prison may be considering suicide, please
contact the appropriate prison immediately.
Whether you are trying to contact a Department of Corrections' (DOC) staff person or an inmate housed in one of the state correctional institutions (SCI), there are several methods one may use to contact individuals.
For questions about sending an inmate books, publications or mail, send emails to: RA-CRMAILPROCEDURES@pa.gov
To Contact an Inmate at an SCI
If you have an
urgent matter, you need to call the appropriate prison.
For general inmate-related issues, send emails to:
For attorney-client call requests, please contact the SCI directly.
Please note: For security reasons, inmate release dates are not public information.
If you have a question or concern about an inmate in a county prison, please contact the
To Contact DOC Officials
If you are contacting the DOC about an inmate-related matter, please be sure to include the inmate’s name, DOC # and current SCI. This will ensure we forward your email quickly to the appropriate individual for action/response. If this is an URGENT matter, please call the prison directly.
Contact DOC Central Office
Department of Corrections
1920 Technology Parkway | Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Central Office Main Phone Line: 717.728.2573
Central Office Email:
Email the DOC Secretary at email@example.com
For attorney control number information: RA-CRatrnycntrlnum@pa.gov
For attorney access information: RA-CRattorneyissues@pa.gov
If you have any questions regarding the employment process used by DOC, you may contact Human Resources via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
SIP or RRRI Questions
Questions about State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) or Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI) should be sent by email to SIPRRRI@pa.gov
NOTE: This mailbox is for issues/questions specific to SIP or RRRI and is not a general mailbox for other inmate-related issues. For general inmate-related issues, send e-mails to:
Chaplaincy Program Directors (Word)
Volunteer Coordinators (Word)