SCI Houtzdale – Pennsylvania

Looking for somebody at State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale? State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale is a state prison in the state prison system in Pennsylvania. This page gives you info about anything one might want to know about State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale such as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale
Year Opened: 1996
Type: Male
State: Pennsylvania
County: Clearfield
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: medium

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for SCI Houtzdale. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at SCI Houtzdale, and use the street address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you mail something to someone in prison to learn how to correctly write the address, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, it might get sent back.

SCI Houtzdale
Box 1000
Houtzdale PA, 16698

Street Address / Prison location


State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale
P.O. Box 1000
Houtzdale PA, 16698-1000

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you visit an inmate at SCI Houtzdale.

State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale
P.O. Box 1000
Houtzdale PA, 16698-1000


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are cases when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

State prison inmates may be able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to send a fax to your inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the prison. You can’t reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials open and inspect and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as necessary to ensure security or monitor problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to a prisoner at SCI Houtzdale:

SCI Houtzdale
Box 1000
Houtzdale PA, 16698

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to these Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money in the postal service and will have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules listed below:

The deposit must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to 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, in which the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have appropriate inmate info provided the envelope has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various prisons throughout Pennsylvania, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an Pennsylvania prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Pennsylvania state prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Pennsylvania state prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and they change regularly. The information below may be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also check State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale’s site to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the main prison site because this information changes frequently:

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

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Prison Records

Section about State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale records will be posted ASAP.

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 – Houtzdale death row coming soon.

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Information about Pennsylvania parole process will be posted ASAP.

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.


Section about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life 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.


State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale news coming soon.


A State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale 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 correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here:

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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.

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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale will be posted ASAP.


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

Such as:

  • Famous State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale 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 – Houtzdale Links

The official website:

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Links

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in SCI Houtzdale? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at State Correctional Institution – Houtzdale?

If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

What to write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this prison, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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