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Visit Days and Times

The Department of Corrections (DOC) understands and stresses the importance of family members and friends staying in touch with incarcerated individuals. Each facility across Pennsylvania has different days of the week and times when visitation may occur.

General Rules

Please allow for no less than a one-hour visit. Visitors should arrive no less than TWO HOURS prior to closing of the visiting room.

Vending Cards

There is an initial fee, usually $2, for each vending cards. The remaining balance on the card may be used for vending machine purchases. Fees and balances may vary from prison to prison. Cards are reloadable with funds for future visits. The DOC is not responsible for lost or stolen cards. Reimbursements may be made by contacting the vending company directly ~ not DOC. Please see notices posted in visiting area near the vending card machine for details.

Children's Play Areas

Children’s play areas are available at most, if not all, state prisons. The play rooms are for minor children, but the individual accompanying the child is responsible for the welfare and behavior of the child. Children should never be left unattended in a play area. Visitors are responsible for ensuring toys, games and videos are treated with care and are returned to their proper location. Some play rooms are designated for minors under a certain age only. Please check with the visiting room officer for more details. Child Resource Center information is also available.

The days, times, maximum number of visitors permitted for each inmate and vending machine information is listed below for each of Pennsylvania’s 25 state correctional institutions (SCI).

Visit Days and Times by SCI

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SCI Albion

Visiting Days/Times:
CLOSED the first Thursday of every month
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 adults | 5 children

Vending Machine: Since January 2017, cash is no longer permitted in the visiting room. Visitors may purchase a vending card in the administration lobby via an AVI kiosk. The machine will accept cash only. NO credit or debit card purchases. A $5 bill is required for the initial purchase. There will be a one-time fee of $2 for each card purchased. The card is reloadable. This will allow an increase of the balance to be made in the lobby upon entrance/exit of the facility. There is a $50 card limit. Visitors will not be permitted to exit the visiting room to replenish the card balance. SCI Albion cards cannot be used in other SCIs. A visitor may purchase refreshments for inmates from the vending machines in the visiting room. Inmates may not possess a vending card for the machines.

SCI Benner Township

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Cambridge Springs

​Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:45 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 8 (includes children)

Vending Machine: CASH. Nothing larger than coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. No more than $35 is permitted. All coins and bills must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small clear change purse. DOC staff will not make change.

SCI Camp Hill

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday: 1 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Chester

Visiting Days/Times:
CLOSED the first Thursday of every month
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 2:30 to 8:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 4 adults | 4 children

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Coal Township

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Dallas

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card. The initial purchase of the card must be with a $20 bill. NOTE: There is a $2 charge for the initial purchase of the card. This means the first time your card will have $18 on it to spend. Money can be added to the card may be done with any denomination. The cap amount is $80.

SCI Dallas is committed to providing individuals with a positive experience while they visit inmates. All visits should be successful when all DOC rules and regulations are followed. SCI Dallas appreciates your feedback. Please send your comments to:  visitorfeedback@pa.gov.

SCI Fayette

Visiting Days/Times:
CLOSED the last Monday of every month
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (excludes children)
NOTE: Visitors must be processed before 2 pm in order to visit an inmate

Vending Machine: TOKENS. ALL tokens must be purchased prior to entering the visiting room. There is a $50 limit for tokens.

SCI Forest

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 adults | 5 children

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Frackville

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Greene

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (excludes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Houtzdale

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 9 am to 3:45 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED
NOTE: Visitors must arrive by 2:45 pm to visit

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Huntingdon

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED
NOTE: Inmates are only permitted 6 visits each month. Only 3 of the 6 visits can be on the weekends.

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: CASH and Debit/Credit Card. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse. Visitors are permitted to bring a debit/credit card to use in the vending machines.

SCI Laurel Highlands

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED
NOTE: The prison holds an inmate count at 11 a.m. Visitors must clear the metal detector by 10:30 a.m. to be able to visit.

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card. Visitors must have a $5 bill or credit card to get the vending card. The vending card maximum limit is $75. Inmates CANNOT handle the vending card ~ only the visitor can.

SCI Mahanoy

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machines: Vending Cards. Visitors must use a $20 bill for the initial purchase of the food vending card. Maximum card limit is $80. Photo tickets and food vending cards MUST be purchased in the administration lobby BEFORE the visit. Unused photo tickets and any balance remaining on the food vending card may be used during future visits to this prison.

SCI Mercer

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 8 (5 adults | 3 children)

Vending Machine: CASH. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse.

SCI Muncy

​Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday
Between June 1 and Labor Day, the visiting room is OPEN from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
After Labor Day and until May 31, the visiting room is CLOSED on Tuesdays

Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 8 (includes children) on Monday | Tuesday | Friday
Saturday | Sunday visits are 6 people per visit only

Project IMPACT hours vary throughout the year. Visitors should check with the inmates who are told the schedule.

Vending Machine: CASH. This visiting room does NOT use vending cards. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse.

This institution has a kiosk in the outside visiting waiting cabin by the front gate where families may deposit money into an inmate's account.

SCI Phoenix

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3 pm AND 6 to 9 pm

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Pine Grove

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday* | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

*Beginning July 1, 2018.

VIRTUAL VISITATION SITE

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

SCI Pine Grove requires all visitors to be at the SCI by 2 pm. No visitors are processed for visits after 2 pm. A photo booth is available in the visiting room. The photo booth was converted from tokens to a cashless card system in November 2015.

Vending Machine: Since February 2015, vending cards are now required to use the vending machines. In the lobby of the prison's administration building, visitors may purchase a cashless card for an initial fee of $5 (a $5 bill needs to be used). This fee provides for the cost of the card ($2) AND gives you $3 for use in the vending machines. Cards may be reloaded with a denomination bill from $1 to $20. The maximum amount that can be added to a card is $75. Cards purchased at SCI Pine Grove ONLY can only be used at SCI Pine Grove.

Quehanna Boot Camp

Visiting Days/Times:
Male Pre-Boot Camp and Boot Camp
Saturdays: 9 am to 12 pm
Sundays: 12:30 to 3:30 pm as designated on the QBC visiting schedule
Holidays: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Female Pre-Boot Camp and Boot Camp
Sunday | Holidays from 9 am to 12 pm

Male General Population, Non-TC Inmates
Wednesday | Friday: 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday | Holidays: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Female General Population, Non-TC Inmates
Sunday | Holidays: 9 am to 12 pm
Wednesday | Friday: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Male SIP and RRRI TC Inmates
Saturday | Holidays: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Female SIP and RRRI TC Inmates
Sunday | Holidays: 9 am to 12 pm

QBC Visiting Room is open for visits on these holidays:
New Year’s Day | Memorial Day | 4th of July | Labor Day | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 4 (1 of the 4 must be an adult)

Call the QBC for clarification at 814.263.4125

Vending Machine: CASH. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse.

SCI Retreat

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 adults (unlimited under age 12)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Rockview

Visiting Days/Times:
CLOSED first Monday of every month, except holidays
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending Card

SCI Smithfield

Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: CASH. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse. NO change machine is available.

A photo machine is available for $3 per photo. The machine takes quarters and $1 and $5 bills only.

SCI Somerset

​Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (includes children)

Vending Machine: Vending card. The system charges $5 to get a card. Visitors may add more money to the card to spend in the visiting room on food and drinks.

SCI Waymart

​Visiting Days/Times:
Monday | Thursday | Friday: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED
Saturday | Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

NOTE: On major holidays, visiting hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE VISITING TIME CHANGES THAT WILL BEGIN JULY 29, 2018:

Monday | Thursday | Friday: 11:45 to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED
Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5

Vending Machines: CASH. Only coins, $1 and $5 bills are permitted. The limit is $50. All cash must be contained in a clear, plastic bag or small, clear change purse.