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State Correctional Institution - SCI Frackville

State Prison

Last Updated: October 12, 2021
1111 Altamont Blvd, Frackville, PA 17931-2699
Mailing Address
PO Box 33028, St Petersburg, FL 33733

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

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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State Correctional Institution - SCI Frackville basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 570-874-4516

The inmates housed at SCI Frackville located at 1111 Altamont Blvd in Frackville, 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 Frackville is a maximum-security state prison that houses about 1,192 adult male inmates that sits on 174 acres, 35 of which contains the facility and are razor wire fenced in. The prison is comprised of six housing units. Inmates can be in multi-occupancy cells or in dormitory-style units. Frackville participates in the Correctional Industries program and employs fifty inmates in a large scale laundry operation that processes the clothing of four state prisons and five veteran centers. Additional inmates are provided work opportunities through the community work program which cleans highways and parks and cuts grass at various government agencies.

The Facility is one of twenty-six Correctional Facilities and one Motivational Boot Camp.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 35
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 174
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 15
Number of Housing Units: 6
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
Special Features: One Special Needs Unit and one Secure Special Needs Unit

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population: Click HERE for the current population report
Inmate Average Age: 38

Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 435

Academic and Vocational Education:

• Academic Education through GED level to include the PLATO Computer Lab which is an interactive computer based learning system tailored to the individual needs of the learner.
• Vocational Education: Business Practices, Custodial Maintenance, Electricity/Electronics Systems Technician, OSHA Safety Certification and Barber Program
• Apprenticeship Programs: Automotive Mechanics, Electrician, Painter, Plumber, Baker, Cook and Machinist

Inmate Programs:

Family/Relationship Self
• Parenting
• 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
• Money Smart Program
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
• Therapeutic Community
• Parole Violator
• Outpatient Therapy Group
• Dual Diagnosis
• AA/NA/SOS Support Meetings
Offense Related
• Thinking for a Change
• Act 143 Victim Awareness
• Violence Prevention
• Batterer’s Intervention
Mental Health Programs
• MH Education
• MH Management
• MH Peer Support
• MH Community Re-Entry Group
• Dual Diagnosis Group
• MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns

Correctional Industries: The Correctional Industries Regional Laundry services four state prisons and five Veterans Centers. The Laundry Operation picks up, sorts, washes, dries, folds, irons and returns laundry to its original destination. The laundry employs six staff and fifty inmates.

Community Work Program

CWP projects:
• Litter pick up on I81 and state route 61
• Painted and cleaned for Pottsville Housing Authority
• Cleaning and grass cutting at the Schuylkill County Fire Academy
• Park clean up at several Municipalities

Community Work Program
• Litter pick up on I81 and state route 61
• Painted and cleaned for Pottsville Housing Authority
• Cleaning and grass cutting at the Schuylkill County Fire Academy
• Park clean up at several Municipalities

Inmate Locator

State Correctional Institution - SCI Frackville 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 aid@inmateaid.com 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 Frackville PA - Visitation

Visiting Hours – General Population

  • Monday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • 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 (including children)

State Correctional Institution - SCI Frackville PA - Visiting Hours
State Correctional Institution - SCI Frackville PA - Visitation Rules

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