SCI Graterford – Pennsylvania

Do you know somebody locked up in State Correctional Institution – Graterford? State Correctional Institution – Graterford is a state correctional facility in the Pennsylvania state prison system. This guide gives you about anything related to State Correctional Institution – Graterford such as the following: How to locate an inmate here. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number at State Correctional Institution – Graterford Mailing or sending money to an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Graterford. And much more…

Main Menu

General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Graterford
Year Opened: 1929
State: Pennsylvania
County: Montgomery
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: maximum

Return To Main Menu

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for SCI Graterford. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at SCI Graterford, and use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it might not get to the inmate.

SCI Graterford
Box 244
Graterford PA, 19426

Street Address / Prison location


State Correctional Institution – Graterford
P.O. Box 246 (Staff) P.O. Box 244 (Inmates)
Graterford PA, 19426-0246

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit someone in prison at SCI Graterford.

State Correctional Institution – Graterford
P.O. Box 246 (Staff) P.O. Box 244 (Inmates)
Graterford PA, 19426-0246


Return To Main Menu

Phone Number

State Correctional Institution – Graterford prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are times when it is useful to have the phone number to the prison.

Inmates may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State Correctional Institution – Graterford prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there are some times when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for the prison. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading on this page.

Return To Main Menu

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the email message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send anything, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or monitor a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at State Correctional Institution – Graterford:

SCI Graterford
Box 244
Graterford PA, 19426

Return To Main Menu

Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit funds to these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds in the postal service and must send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules provided below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

Return To Main Menu

Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently moved to various prisons throughout Pennsylvania, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Pennsylvania state prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit State Correctional Institution – Graterford, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for visitation and they are changed regularly. The rules listed below could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read State Correctional Institution – Graterford’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check the official prison website as this info changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

Return To Main Menu

Prison Records

Info about State Correctional Institution – Graterford records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about State Correctional Institution – Graterford death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Pennsylvania parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about release procedures for State Correctional Institution – Graterford to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Return To Main Menu

Prison Life

Details about what life is like at State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming soon.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at State Correctional Institution – Graterford
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at State Correctional Institution – Graterford.

If you have any photos of State Correctional Institution – Graterford that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here:

Return To Main Menu


The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Tell Your Story

Return To Main Menu

Family Resources

Info about family resources available at State Correctional Institution – Graterford will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of State Correctional Institution – Graterford coming.

Such as:

  • Famous State Correctional Institution – Graterford inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Pennsylvania State Prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

State Correctional Institution – Graterford Links

The official website:

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Links

Return To Main Menu

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of State Correctional Institution – Graterford

Have you ever been incarcerated in State Correctional Institution – Graterford? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this prison?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at SCI Graterford, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

Return To Main Menu



  1. Ebony P says:

    The Correctional Officers at visitors desk as well as van and at gates for RHU are nice. They have been professional at all times. However my problem at Graterford involves inmates being penalized for no reason. My partner is at Graterford due to court. He’s been housed in the restricted housing unit since first arriving over a month ago. He is prohibited from phone calls and no contact visits when he already completed classification. His home jail is Camp Hill. Again he’s only here for court. I have asked the counselor about this matter and no real excuse not reason is given. He can’t even receive commissary as well. Also I noticed an inmate no contact visit ended and he had to wait until our visit we over before a guard came. He even attempted getting guards attention. This is completely unfair to some of the inmates. I know they have done crimes but to be treated such as this is appalling. And yes I plan to contact the governor’s office. This action needs to be reported. I don’t if the Warden cares but some inmates do have families who care.

Speak Your Mind


Related pages

miami federal inmate searchnelson coleman correctional facilityfederal detention center houston txsomerset jail bookingsashland ky federal prisonramsey county bookingsbeckley southern regional jail mugshotsinmate locator san joaquin countypueblo county jail inmate mugshotsbig muddy prison100 carman ave east meadow nyworchester county jailparish prison central bookingcastaic jailbridgeport correctional centersanilac county jailmaryland correctional institution jessupfresno county jail visiting hoursjail bookings whatcom countyinmate search san bernardinokendall county mugshotssuffield prisonclay county ky jail trackerotsego county jail phone numberweber county inmate mugshotslenawee county jail recordsmugshots medfordguernsey county jail mugshotsgaffney detention centerwyandotte sheriff inmate lookuptulare county main jailfederal correctional institution terminal islandwww.erj mugshotsrockingham county jail harrisonburg vasanta rosa jail mugshotssolano county jail visitingplattsburgh jailkings county jail care packagearcadia fl prisonclarksville tn jail mugshotsinmate search buffalo nylumpkin county jail gacanaan federal prisonmetro west detention center visitation scheduleeast tn mugshots hamblen countysussex county jail vamugshots masampson county detention center clinton ncgarland county jail rosterst clair county jail belleville illinoisfindlay's most wantedcaldwell county jail texassomerset county jail phone numberturner county jaillee arrendale prisonocean county jail inmate listbrown county jail brownwood texas6975 route 59 lewis run pa 16738mendo co sheriff booking logathens clarke co jailglossbrenner unitcarrollton ky detention centerwisconsin correctional center systemrichmond county inmate inquiryross county inmate rostersullivan county jail visiting hoursfci miami floridabridgeport cc inmate lookuplenoir county jail kinston ncbuffalo new york jail