State Correctional Institution - SCI Albion

State Prison

Last Updated: August 27, 2022
10745 Route 18, Albion, PA 16475-0001
Mailing Address
PO Box 33028, St Petersburg, FL 33733

SCI Albion is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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State Correctional Institution - SCI Albion basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 814-756-5778

The inmates housed at SCI Albion located at 10745 Route 18 in Albion, PA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

SCI Albion is a mixed custody state that houses about 2,300 medium and close custody security male inmates. Programs at this facility include a moderate/high-intensity sex offender treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment program, life skills, parenting courses and a multitude of other programs aimed at changing the behavioral patterns of inmates. Inmates at here can work in the correctional industries program which employs 90 inmates at this facility working in a bagged inmate commissary service that is responsible for the packaging and shipping of orders to prisons throughout the state. They can also participate in vocational training to learn computer technology, business practices, warehouse and material handling, and custodial maintenance. Additionally, inmates can earn industry certifications in all the vocational courses (except computer technology). Inmates who do not possess a diploma can earn a GED during their incarceration.

SCI Albion covers a 357-acre area, with 67 of those acres within the perimeter fence. The grounds also include 22 structures, including the prison's ten (10) housing units. Housing consists of both cells and dormitory-style housing. A Special Needs Unit (SNU) and Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) at SCI Albion are present.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 67
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 290
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 22
Number of Housing Units: 10
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
Special Features: One Special Needs Unit and One Residential Treatment Unit

Inmate Information

Inmate Population: Click HERE for the current population report
Inmate Average Age: 40.51
Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 530

Academic and Vocational Education

  • Academic Education through GED level
  • Vocational Education: Business Practices, Computer Technology, Custodial Maintenance, Warehouse/Material Handling
  • Your Role in Green Environment

All vocational classes except computer technology offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.

Inmate Programs

Family/Relationship Self

  • Inside Out Dads
  • Hospice
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reading to your Children
  • Long Term Offenders
  • Inside-Out Program
  • Youth Mentoring League
  • Transgender Support Group
  • LGBT Support Group

Sex Offenders

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


  • Transitional Housing Unit
  • Pre-Vocational Skills Class
  • Back on Track Inside
  • MoneySmart Program
  • Mental Health Aftercare Planning Seminar

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)

  • Co-Occurring Therapeutic Community
  • Outpatient Therapy Group
  • Co-Occurring Outpatient
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • AA/NA/SMART Recovery Support Meetings

Offense Related

  • Impact of Crime
  • Seeking Out Safety
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Act 143 Victim Awareness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterer’s Intervention
  • Juvenile Liferes Program

Mental Health Programs

  • MH Education
  • MH Management
  • MH Peer Group
  • MH Community Re-Entry Group
  • Co-Occuring Outpatient
  • MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
  • Emotional Balance
  • House of Healing
  • Health Psychology

RTU Groups

  • Horton Group
  • Life Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Current Affairs
  • Parenting

Correctional Industries Commissary Distribution Center began operation in November 2010, and services seven assigned state prisons by providing bagged inmate commissary services. The Commissary Distribution Center processes, packs and ships orders to their assigned prisons and employs 80 inmates.

Community Work Program - The CWP projects:

  • Platea Borough- Clean up park grounds, painting
  • Edinboro American Legion Post 439- Drain and clean 260,000-gallon pool, grounds maintenance
  • Greenfield VFD-Painting interior and exterior of the building
  • Linesville Little League Complex-Grounds maintenance
  • Conneautville Borough- Crosswalk and parking painting
  • Lake City Fire Co.-Carnival set-up
  • Conneaut Lake Park-Painting
  • Albion Borough-Grounds maintenance, painting
  • Albion Park-Re-build horse barns

Inmate Locator

State Correctional Institution - SCI Albion is a facility in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

On Aug. 19, 2020, the PA DOC unveiled a new video visitation program that will remain throughout the duration of COVID-19 and beyond, even when in-person visits resume. For complete details about how to participate and how to schedule a video visit, read the Video Visitation Visitors Guide.

Video visitation is a free service being offered to inmates and authorized visitors, and all inmates are eligible to participate. The visiting rules for Video Visitation are generally the same as those for visiting in the facility.

To sign up and schedule a visit, check out our visitation scheduler system.

Visitors who have been restricted from visiting any institution may not participate in this program. If any inappropriate conduct occurs on the behalf of the inmate or the visitor the visit shall be terminated.

Before your first visit, make sure to read our guide for joining a call as a visitor.

Visitation Information

State Correctional Institution - SCI Albion PA - Visitation

Visiting Hours – General Population

  • Monday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    • (CLOSED the first Thursday of every month.)
  • Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Maximum Number of Visitors Per Inmate - 5 adults & 5 children

Virtual visitation: Virtual visitation is available at SCI Albion 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.

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