Coal Township State Correctional Institution - How to Stay In Touch

Connect With an Inmate Coal Township State Correctional Institution - How to Stay In Touch

How to Connect with Your Loved Ones at SCI Coal Township

SCI CT is a medium-security Pennsylvania-based state correctional institution. The facility was officially dedicated on April 26 of 1993, formally constructed as part of Governor Casey's Operation Jumpstart Program that focused on addressing the problem of prison overcrowding. This facility was one of five prototypical state prisons dedicated in the same year and another one of five that's financing came from municipal authorities. SCI Coal Township measures 43 acres on the inside of the perimeter and 183 acres on the outside. There are 34 structures both in and outside of the perimeter and 10 housing units, comprised of both dormitory-styled rooms and conventional cells. There are 526 full-time employees and 1543 inmates as of November 2021.

Inmates incarcerated at SCI Coal Township have access to resources such as vocational education, pre-vocational skills classes, AA/NA/SOS support meetings, and specialized inmate programs for mental health support and incarcerated fathers. The following will show you the proper steps to make in successfully connecting with an inmate at SCI Coal Township and how DoNotPay can be one of the best moves that you can make to ensure the most satisfying outcome.

SCI Coal Township Location and Contact Information

Physical Address1 Kelly Dr. Coal Township, PA, 17866-1020
Phone Number570-644-7890
WebsiteSCI Coal Township Website

1. How to Visit and Contact Inmates at SCI Coal Township

Visits to SCI Coal Township inmates are permitted between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Phone Calls

Inmates are exclusively permitted only to make outgoing, two-way, monitored, non-forwarded phone calls to one of a certain finite list of numbers indicated on their personal telephone list. An inmate that you want to connect with can add you to their telephone list to contact you if you have set up an account with Securus at 1-800-844-6591.

2. How to Send Money to SCI Coal Township Inmates 

All inmates at SCI Coal Township can receive funds to the personal trust accounts via phone, United States Postal money orders, online JPAY card transactions, and walk-in transfers. For all methods, you will need the inmate's name, identification number, and their current location. Be advised that any amount of debt that the inmate has law results in a portion of the total funds deposited immediately towards the resolution of that debt before they're able to use it for purchasing commissary items.

Walk-in deposits to SCI Coal Township inmates can be made through Moneygram stations with the receive code 3209. Phone transfers can be made through a phone call to JPAY at 1-800-574-5729 with proportional fee. For mail transfers, you must address a deposit slip payable to JPAY that includes the inmate's name/ID number and a Pennsylvania inmate deposit slip at:


P.O. Box 531250

Miami Shores, FL 33153

3. How to Send Mail to SCI Coal Township Inmates

If you'd like to mail to an inmate at SCI Coal Township, the inmate mailing address is directed through Smart Communications, the facility's third-party mail vendor:

Smart Indications/PADOC

Inmate Named/Inmate Number

SCI Coal Township

PO Box 330208

St. Petersburg, FL 33733

All inmates can receive greeting cards, so long as they do not contain electronics, craft embellishments or multiple layers. 4"x6" photos are allowed, so long as they are not Polaroid or instant photos.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Connect with an Inmate at SCI Coal Township

To make the process of contacting an inmate at SCI Coal Township much easier, you can make use of DoNotPay through its Connect with an Inmate feature. Using the same starting information that you need to contact an inmate through other conventional methods, including the name and ID number, DoNotPay can help in the following ways:

  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 his or her personal 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 so you can 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 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


DoNotPay Is a Helpful Resource for All Matters of Inmate Contact Support

DoNotPay can assist with multiple specific aspects of inmate contact for more contextual support:

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DoNotPay is an incredibly valuable resource that can help you with a multitude of other incredibly crucial matters, not the least of which include the following:

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