SCI Cambridge Springs

State Prison

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Mailing Address
PO Box 33028, St Petersburg, FL 33733

SCI Cambridge Springs 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 - minimum facility.

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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 Cambridge Springs on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 814-398-5400.

Located at 451 Fullerton Ave in Cambridge Springs, PA, SCI Cambridge Springs carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SCI Cambridge Springs 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 Cambridge Springs 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 Cambridge Springs, a minimum-security state prison for women, accommodates around 1,000 inmates, often exceeding its capacity. The facility comprises six units, primarily housing inmates in dormitories and bunked cells. Programs offered include sex offender treatment, substance abuse counseling, parenting courses, victim awareness, and aggression modification initiatives. Vocational training in cosmetology, custodial maintenance, and optical glass manufacturing is available, with inmates earning industry-recognized certifications. Those completing optical training can work in an optical lab producing glasses for state facilities.

Originally a college, SCI Cambridge Springs opened in March 1992, repurposing buildings from the 1930s and 1940s. It spans 40 acres inside and 85 acres outside the perimeter, with a total of 20 operational structures and six housing units. Inmates, averaging 38.38 years in age, are served by 311 full-time employees.

The prison facilitates various standardized programs addressing women's needs, including substance abuse, victim awareness, and reentry services. Additionally, volunteer-led initiatives such as Narcotics Anonymous and religious study groups are available. Reentry services are emphasized, covering topics like employment, mental health, and parenting.

The Correctional Industries program at SCI Cambridge Springs operates an optical lab producing glasses for DOC facilities and other local agencies. Inmates completing a six-month vocational class can work in the lab and pursue optician certification. The community work program engages inmates in projects like interior painting, highway cleanup, and custodial work for churches and the National Guard base.

In summary, SCI Cambridge Springs offers a range of educational, vocational, and rehabilitation programs to its female inmate population. From substance abuse treatment to vocational training, the facility focuses on preparing inmates for successful reintegration into society while providing opportunities for meaningful work and community engagement.

Inmate Locator

SCI Cambridge Springs 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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