SCI Albion

State Prison

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
10745 Route 18, Albion, PA 16475-0001
Mailing Address
PO Box 33028, St Petersburg, FL 33733

SCI Albion is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JPAY - Pennsylvania SCI. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at SCI Albion on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 814-756-5778.

Located at 10745 Route 18 in Albion, PA, SCI Albion carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SCI Albion offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on SCI Albion so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

SCI Albion, a mixed custody state prison, accommodates approximately 2,300 medium and close-custody male inmates. The facility offers a range of programs aimed at behavioral change, including sex offender treatment, alcohol and substance abuse programs, life skills training, and parenting courses. Inmates have the opportunity to work in the correctional industries program, which employs 90 inmates in a bagged inmate commissary service responsible for packaging and shipping orders to prisons statewide. Vocational training is available in computer technology, business practices, warehouse and material handling, and custodial maintenance, with industry certifications offered for most courses.

Covering a 357-acre area, SCI Albion includes 67 acres within the perimeter fence and encompasses 22 operational structures, including ten housing units featuring cells and dormitory-style accommodations. Special features include a Special Needs Unit (SNU) and a Residential Treatment Unit (RTU).

Academic education at SCI Albion extends up to the GED level, while vocational education encompasses business practices, custodial maintenance, and warehouse/material handling, among others. Most vocational courses offer industry-recognized certifications. Inmate programs cover a wide range of areas, including family relationships, sex offender treatment, re-entry preparation, substance abuse, and mental health support.

The correctional industries program includes a Commissary Distribution Center established in November 2010, employing 80 inmates to provide bagged inmate commissary services to seven assigned state prisons. The center processes, packs, and ships orders to these facilities.

In addition to vocational and rehabilitative programs, SCI Albion offers a Community Work Program (CWP) involving various projects in local communities. These projects include cleaning parks, painting, grounds maintenance for community organizations, and assistance with event set-up. Through these initiatives, inmates contribute positively to their communities while gaining valuable skills and experiences.

Inmate Locator

SCI Albion maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

In-person visitation is available at all DOC facilities. Some visiting rules have changed, so please be sure to read this entire page and check out the updated Visiting Rules page, as well as the Visitor Guide before scheduling an in-person visit with an incarcerated loved one. This page also contains instructions on how to schedule a no-cost video visit.​

In-Person Visitation

All in-person visits must be scheduled online at least three days in advance.

  • Schedule a visit.
  • You will see available timeslots, based on your loved one’s specific housing assignment, when you log in.
  • Each inmate is permitted four in-person visits per month, one of which may be on a weekend; in-person visits are guaranteed to be at least one hour long.
  • Four visitors are permitted with one inmate at a time. (Exception: At Quehanna Boot Camp, two visitors are permitted at a time.)
  • All visitors must clear all security procedures and comply with all visiting room rules.
  • Notice on Cancellations: Visits may be canceled for several reasons. You will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs. Please check the email associated with your account the morning of your scheduled visit.
  • At the time of arrival and departure, the visitor may exchange a brief hug and kiss with their incarcerated loved one. There shall be no excessive displays of affection.

Video Visitation

Video visitation is a free service offered to inmates and authorized visitors. All inmates are eligible to participate. Rules for video visits are generally the same as those for in-person visits at a facility. All non-legal video visits are monitored and recorded. Please review our detailed Visitor Guide prior to your visit.

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