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State Correctional Institution - SCI Phoenix

State Prison

Last Updated: July 06, 2022
1200 Mokychic Dr, Collegeville, PA 19426
Mailing Address
PO Box 33028, St. Petersburg, FL 33733

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

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State Correctional Institution - SCI Phoenix basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 610-409-7890

The inmates housed at SCI Phoenix located at 1200 Mokychic Dr in Collegeville, 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 Phoenix is a 3,830-bed facility situated on the property of SCI Graterford. This state-of-the-art facility was designed to replace the aging Graterford, which was built in 1929. SCI Phoenix’s unique model is comprised of two prototypical correctional facilities featuring one shared Administration/Support Building. Both East and West sides of SCI Phoenix have a Program Services Building, CI shops, Commissary, Property, and Maintenance.

SCI Phoenix also features a 192-bed Female Transition Unit (FTU), which is located outside the perimeter of SCI Phoenix. This unit will focus on reentry and family reunification.

An offering of treatment, educational, vocational and recreational programs will be available to the inmate population, as well as numerous specialty units which include a Secure Residential Treatment Unit, Residential Treatment Unit, a Therapeutic Community, a Transitional Housing Unit, Veteran’s Service Unit, a Special Assessment Unit, a Special Observation Unit and a Diversionary Treatment Unit.


  • On the same grounds as SCI Graterford
  • Total Acreage inside fence - 164
  • 1.5 mile perimeter
  • Maximum Security Prison


  • Design - two correctional facilities featuring one shared Administration/Centralized Service Building
  • Subdivides into two separate sections of the facility – “East” and “West”
  • The Centralized Service Building houses Admin, Medical and Food Service, serving both East and West sides


  • The facility has 1,200 full-time employees.


  • Replaces SCI Graterford
  • Some administration offices will continue to be utilized at SCI Graterford, including Business and HR
  • Improved safety and security
  • Better serves the needs of a long-term population
  • Provides additional space for educational, vocational programs
  • Uses Energy efficient LED motion censored lights

Population - Bed Capacity - 3,830

Housing Units

  • A total of 15 housing units within the perimeter with bed capacity of 282 in each
  • 8 Housing Units on the West
  • 7 Housing Units on the East
  • East will primarily house parole violators, new receptions; West will house general population inmates
  • 4 Security Level 5 Housing Units (2 on each side)
  • Each housing - 182
  • Outside Service Unit (OSU) built in 2002 - Houses 145
  • Capital Unit (EAST) - Includes 96-cell unit

Over 1/3 of state’s capital cases are from the Philadelphia

Moving capital cases closer to Philadelphia will reduce court-related costs/escorts

Female Transitional Unit

  • First of its kind in PA
  • Bed capacity of 192
  • On property, but not inside perimeter
  • Nearly 1/3 the state's female inmates are from Philadelphia and surrounding counties
  • Will focus on reentry and reunification with family
  • Inmates will be closer to home to enable reconnecting with the family prior to release
  • Currently, there are two state prisons housing female offenders - SCI Muncy and SCI Cambridge Springs

Program Service Buildings

  • Separate Program Service Buildings on both East and West
  • Non-denominational chapel providing Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islam, Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Services Scientists, Jehovah Witnesses, Episcopalian, as well as Native American Services
  • More than 30 classrooms for vocational and educational
  • Barbershop
  • Mural Arts Program
  • Gym


- School

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Vocational Classes
  • Barbering School, Custodial Maintenance, International Computer Driving License, Carpentry, Restaurant Professions & Serv Safe, Warehouse Operations, Pre Vocational, and Money Smart.
  • Law Library
  • Recreational Library

- Programs

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Dual Diagnosis Groups
  • Relapse Prevention
  • AA and NA Support Meetings
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterers

Sex Offender Treatment

Victim Awareness

Impact of Crime

Correctional Industries

  • Laundry (WEST)
  • Garment Factory (EAST)
  • Shoe Factory (EAST)

Inmate Locator

State Correctional Institution - SCI Phoenix 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 Phoenix PA - Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours – General Population

  • Monday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Maximum Number of Visitors Per Inmate - 5

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