How to Connect With an Inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution

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How to Connect With an Inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution

is a minimum-security, adult male correctional facility located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The facility was opened in 1993 and was previously a mental institution before its conversion to a prison. The current capacity of SCI Albion is 2282 inmates.

There are several rehabilitation programs offered at Albion State Correctional Institution to help inmates prepare to rejoin society. These include sex offender treatment, substance abuse treatment, and life skills. Inmates also have the opportunity to earn money by working in the facility's commissary service.

Staying in contact with family and friends is an important part of inmate rehabilitation. However, getting in touch with an inmate can be a daunting task. Family members and friends have to go through long and tedious procedures before they can get in contact with an inmate.

DoNotPay provides a better solution by helping you connect with an inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution easily and fast. In addition, if you don't know what facility your incarcerated loved one is being held in, DoNotPay can help you locate them in minutes.

Albion State Correctional Institution Contact Information

To get in touch with an inmate, you need to know what facility they are in and have access to the facility's contact information.

The table below shows contact information.

Physical AddressSCI Albion

10745 Route 18

Albion, PA 16475-0001

Phone Number(814)-756-5778

How Can I Contact an Inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution?

To contact an inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution, you must have the full name, Department of Corrections (DOC) number, and the facility's details. You can contact an inmate in one of the following ways:

  • In-person visit
  • Sending a letter
  • Telephone call

Albion State Correctional Institution Visitation Schedule

To visit an inmate at Albion State Correctional Institution, your name must be listed on the inmate's approved visitor's list.

The visitation schedule at is Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Note that no visitation is allowed on the first Thursday of each month.

All visitors to the facility are subject to screening to ensure no contraband is brought to the inmates. Visitors who do not submit to screening will be denied entry to the premises and their visitation privileges may be provoked.

How to Send a Letter to an Inmate

Get in touch with an inmate by sending them a letter via mail. All letters sent to inmates are subject to screening for security reasons. The letters must be addressed to the inmate and have a valid return address.

Albion State Correctional Institution inmate mailing address is:

Inmate Name, DOC Number

SCI Albion

10745 Route 18

Albion, PA 16475-0001

How to Contact an Inmate via Telephone

You can get in touch with an inmate at SCI Albion via phone if the inmate calls you directly. No incoming calls to the inmates are allowed at the facility. Securus is the service provider for inmate calls throughout Pennsylvania. To receive a call from an inmate, your number must be listed on the inmate's approved caller's list and be registered with a Securus account.

To register your number with Securus, visit the official Securus website or call 1-800-844-6591. All calls between inmates and their family members or friends are monitored and recorded for security purposes.

How to Send Money to an Albion State Correctional Institution Inmate

Inmates at any prison facility require money to keep them afloat for the duration of their incarceration. Inmates in Pennsylvania have a personal trust account where friends and family can deposit money for them to use.

You can send money to an inmate in one of the following ways:

  1. In-person deposit to a vendor.
  2. Online money transfer.
  3. Mail.
  4. Cash deposit via phone.

Deposit Money to an Inmate's Account In-Person

Visit a MoneyGram agent and deposit money into an inmate's account. Deposits can be made either via cash, debit, or credit card using the receive code 3209. Include the inmate’s full name, DOC number, and facility's name.

Transfer Money to an Inmate's Account Online

Send money to an inmate's trust account online via JPay. The company facilitates transactions between inmate accounts and other financial institutions. You can make the deposit via debit/credit card and pay a facility fee.

Send Money to an Inmate via Mail

Fill out a money order payable to JPay with the inmate's details, your name, and return address. Print and fill out a Pennsylvania inmate deposit slip. Mail both documents to the following address:


P.O. Box 531250

Miami Shores, FL 33153

Sending money to an inmate via mail has the longest processing time, but is the least expensive method.

Deposit Money to an Inmate's Account via Phone

You can also send money to an inmate's account by placing a call to JPay at 1-800-574-5729.

Money will be sent via debit or credit card and include both transactional and convenience fees depending on the amount sent.

How to Get in Touch With Your Locked-Up Loved Ones With the Help of DoNotPay

You don't have to go through lengthy official procedures to contact an inmate. If your loved one has been transferred, it may get even harder to reach them. DoNotPay can help you not only connect with your incarcerated loved ones but help you find what facility they're in in case they were transferred.

If you want to connect with an inmate and don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 simple steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you to,, easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one!

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