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SCI Dallas

SCI Dallas  

​Facility Address:

1000 Follies Road
Dallas, PA  18612-0286
(570) 675-1101 
Inmate Letters Address:

Smart Communications/PADOC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
Legal Mail Address:

1000 Follies Road
Dallas, PA  18612-0286
(570) 675-1101 

Superintendent:  Jasen Bohinski (Acting)​

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Jasen Bohinski

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management:  Ricardo Contreras

Business Manager:  Susan Kuzminski

Superintendent's Assistant:  Nichole Hogan 

Visitation Update: Effective November 16, 2023, in-person visitation timeslots at SCI Dallas will increase from two hours to three hours. Two options for visitation will be offered each Thursday through Monday: 8:30AM – 11:30AM and Noon – 3PM. All visits must continue to be scheduled in advance online. Click here for more information on scheduling an in-person or video visit.

SCI Dallas is committed to providing individuals with a positive experience while they visit inmates at this prison. By following the DOC's Rules and Regulations, all visits should be successful.  And we want to hear about your experience. Send your comments to:

Facility Information: 

The State Correctional Institution at Dallas was designed by Clarence Littchfield as a model of the 1960’s.  Its concept was based on the educational/school model to stress those aspects that encourage and aid in rehabilitation.  The facility was opened in January 1960 as a facility to house and care for the male, mentally retarded as defined within the Defective Delinquent Act of 1967.  The Defective Delinquent Act was challenged in the courts and repealed on July 20, 1968, by the Supreme Court.  This same year, SCI Dallas became a facility for sentenced adult felons serving a prison term of two years or more.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  26

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 1,307

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter):  51

Number of Housing Units:  17

Housing units consist of both cells and one (1) dormitory-style housing unit.

Special Features:  Therapeutic Communities (2), Supplemental AOD Programs, Special Needs Unit, Veterans Affairs Unit and Correctional Industries

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population:  Current Population Report

Inmate Average Age:  43.39

Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  643

Academic and Vocational Education: 

  • The Education Department offers Adult Basic Education and GED classes that are individualized to meet each student’s specific needs.
  • Vocational Education:  Building Trades, Accounting, Barbering, Business Occupation, Welding School and Horticulture.

Inmate Programs:

Family/Relationship Self

  • Veterans Affairs Unit
  • Reading to your Children

Sex Offenders

  • Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
  • Offender Low Intensity
  • Special Needs Sex Offender Booster Program


  • Pre-Vocational Skills Class
  • Back on Track Inside
  • MoneySmart Program

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)

  • Therapeutic Community
  • Outpatient Therapy Group
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • AA/NA/SOS Support Meetings

Offense Related

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterer’s Intervention

Mental Health Programs

  • MH Education
  • MH Management
  • MH Peer Group
  • MH Community Re-Entry Group
  • Dual Diagnosis Group
  • MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
  • Virtual visitation:

    Virtual visitation is available at SCI Dallas and is limited to persons living in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. The program uses video conferencing technology to enhance parenting skills; allows an inmate to visit with immediate family members, caregivers of the inmate’s children, and other individuals on the inmate’s approved visiting list; increases the frequency of visits for an inmate; and permits the scheduling of visits at times that are best for the visitors. Every inmate in general population status, regardless of his custody level, is eligible. Inmates housed in administrative and disciplinary custody are not permitted to participate in the Virtual Visitation Program.

    Correctional Industries: 

    SCI Dallas has two Correctional Industries:  Mattress Factory and Garment Factory, which employees 82 inmates and 6 staff.  We are responsible for the production of mattresses for all of Pennsylvania DOC and state hospitals.  Here, CI manufactures T-shirts, pajamas, sweat shirts, polo shirts and robes for the DOC and state hospitals. 

    Community Work Program:

    The Community Work Program (CWP) had a total of 6,783 hours of community work in 2012 for an estimated savings to the community of $169,575. SCI Dallas has one CWP crew that goes into local communities to provide direct support for communities and non-profit organizations. This past year the CWP crew did the following: painted churches and co-located church halls, maintained church grounds using weed whackers and lawnmowers, raked leaves, set up and took down items for community picnics and liter pick up.