Connect With an Inmate at Dallas State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania

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How to Connect With an Inmate at Dallas State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania

, also known as SCI Dallas, is a correctional facility owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

This medium-security prison facility can house up to 2,140 inmates. There, inmates can benefit from many services like:

  • Mental health care
  • ABE and GED classes
  • Vocational education
  • And therapy for alcohol and drug addiction

Dallas State Correctional Institution Contact Information

Dallas State Correctional Institution is conveniently located near Highways 11 and 309. Either of these highways can be reached easily via I-81 if you don't live in Dallas. Here is the contact information for this correctional institution:

Physical Address

1000 Follies Rd

Dallas, PA 18612

General phone number570-675-1101
General fax numberN/A

How to Connect With a Dallas State Correctional Institution Inmate

In-Person Visitation

If you want to visit an inmate at , you may do so if the inmate is vaccinated, you are on the inmate's approved visitors list, and you schedule your appointment at least 72 hours in advance.

Inmates are allowed four in-person visits monthly, one of which may be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday.

Video Visitation

If the inmate you wish to connect with is not fully vaccinated, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections allows for complimentary video visits. Like in-person visits, these visits must be scheduled in advance. Inmates are entitled to six video calls monthly, and one of those video calls may be on the weekend.

Mail (it takes a long time)

You can address letters to inmates at SCI Dallas as follows:

Smart Communications/PADOC Inmate Name/Inmate Number

Dallas State Correctional Institution

PO Box 33028

St Petersburg, FL 33733

Note the address is in Florida, not Pennsylvania. From the lockbox in St. Petersburg, your letters and other mail will be sent to SCI Dallas and distributed to the inmate.

Phone Calls

Inmates at SCI Dallas cannot receive incoming calls. That said, you can receive collect or prepaid calls from inmates. If you want to speak with a Dallas State Correctional Institution inmate over the phone, you can go through:

  1. Advance Connect - allows you to receive calls from inmates as long as there is money on your account, and you have 24/7 account access through the Securus website or app
  2. Direct Bill - allows you to receive collect calls from SCI Dallas inmates. You will be billed at the end of the month through Securus Correctional Billing Services (SCBS).

Sending Money

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections allows inmates to receive money through JPay. Specifically, you can deposit money into an inmate's account through a kiosk in the lobby if you are an approved visitor of an inmate.

If you're not an approved visitor, you can add money to your loved one's account through JPay's website or send a money order and deposit slip to JPay's Florida lockbox.

For the fastest processing time, the deposit slip should be typed rather than handwritten. For money to be transferred successfully, you need to include:

  • Your name and address
  • Your loved one's full name
  • Your loved one's correct identification number

How DoNotPay Can Help You Connect With Your Incarcerated Loved One

If you want a prison pen pal, you need to know their full name and date of birth to find their inmate ID number. You also need to make sure that you address the letter to the inmate correctly, including not transposing the inmate number.

Getting the address correct so you can write a prisoner is a frustratingly time-consuming task. Luckily, DoNotPay has you covered in just five quick, 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 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!

What Else DoNotPay Can Help You With?

DoNotPay can help you with a lot more than writing letters to inmates. When you're done using the app to write a prisoner, you can quickly, easily, and successfully:

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