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.
This list provides correct mailing addresses and phone numbers for the SCIs. (Word)
A section of the DOC website called
Inside Information provides extensive details on the various ways to communicate (mail/email/phone) with an inmate as well as reading more about the services, programs and treatments provided by the DOC.
For general inmate-related issues, send emails to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporters should contact the DOC Press/Communications Office ONLY.
Sue McNaughton: email@example.com
Maria Finn: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Press/Communications Office is responsible for responding to media inquiries about and coordinating requests for employee interviews, etc.
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 at 717.728.5357 or via email at ra-DOCJOBS@pa.gov.
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:
Facility Chaplaincy Program Director List (Word)
Facility Volunteer Coordinator List (Word)