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Contact Us

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 available to contact them.

For questions about sending an inmate books, publications or mail, send emails to:

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 county prison.

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

Attorney Questions

For attorney control number information:

For attorney access information:

Employment Questions

If you have any questions regarding the employment process used by DOC, you may contact Human Resources via email at .

SIP or RRRI Questions

Questions about State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) or Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI) should be sent by email to

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:

SCI Chaplains

Chaplaincy Program Directors  (Word)

Contact the Chaplain’s Office at the respective correctional facility if you:

  • Are a community clergy who wishes to visit someone incarcerated as their Religious Advisor (The Department must be able to verify religious credentials);
  • Wish to notify someone who is incarcerated that a family member has died or has experienced a serious illness/accident (The Department must be able to verify the death/illness through a third party, e.g. hospital, funeral home, etc.);
  • Are interested in volunteering through Chaplaincy Offices to provide religious service to those incarcerated (The Department reserves the right to be selective on the volunteers who serve based on inmate needs and an equitable schedule of opportunities for inmates of all faiths);
  • Wish to donate religious texts or other helpful religious reading material in new or excellent condition to an institution (The Department deserves the right to be selective on the kinds of printed material it welcomes in our facilities based on institutional needs)​

SCI Volunteers

Volunteer Coordinators (Word)