SCI Somerset – Pennsylvania

Looking for somebody in prison at State Correctional Institution – Somerset? State Correctional Institution – Somerset is a state correctional facility in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. This page gives you about everything you might want to know about State Correctional Institution – Somerset,like the following: How to locate an inmate here. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prisons’s phone number and address. Sending money and mail. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: State Correctional Institution – Somerset
Year Opened: 1993
Type: Male
State: Pennsylvania
County: Somerset
DOC: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Security Level: medium

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for SCI Somerset. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Somerset, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of State Correctional Institution – Somerset.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the package or letter, and do the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct steps, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
SCI Somerset
1590 Walters Mill Road
Somerset PA, 15510

Street Address / Prison location

Address

State Correctional Institution – Somerset
1590 Walters Mill Road (Staff) 1600 Walters Mill Road (Inmates)
Somerset PA, 15510-0001

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information below before you go to visit an inmate at SCI Somerset.

State Correctional Institution – Somerset
1590 Walters Mill Road (Staff) 1600 Walters Mill Road (Inmates)
Somerset PA, 15510-0001

Directions

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Phone Number

State Correctional Institution – Somerset prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to SCI Somerset.

State Correctional Institution – Somerset inmates are able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

SCI Somerset prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are some times when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to SCI Somerset.

Email Address

This email address is the main email for SCI Somerset. You can’t email inmates using this address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must use an specific process to make sure that the letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you do not then what you sent might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

State Correctional Institution – Somerset employees open and inspect and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general correspondence is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor problems confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you should address a package or letter to an inmate at State Correctional Institution – Somerset:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
SCI Somerset
1590 Walters Mill Road
Somerset PA, 15510

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide prisoners an account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit money to these Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners money by way of the postal service and have to send it to the following address and follow the rules shows below:

The money must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout the Pennsylvania prison system, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 – Somerset, you must know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Pennsylvania state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The procedures listed here may be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to State Correctional Institution – Somerset’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the actual State Correctional Institution – Somerset site as this info is updated often:

  • 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

Info about State Correctional Institution – Somerset records coming soon.

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

Details about State Correctional Institution – Somerset death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

More 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.

Release

More information about release procedures for State Correctional Institution – Somerset to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life at State Correctional Institution – Somerset coming.

  • 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.

News

A State Correctional Institution – Somerset news section coming soon.

Photos

A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, go to:

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Website

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.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at State Correctional Institution – Somerset to be added later.

History

State Correctional Institution – Somerset history coming soon.

Such as:

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

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

Links

Information About Other Pennsylvania State Prisons: Pennsylvania State Prisons

State Correctional Institution – Somerset Links

The official website:

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Links











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

Have you ever been a prisoner at SCI Somerset? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at State Correctional Institution – Somerset?

If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your prison experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in what you write:

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

If you are a prisoner here, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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Comments

  1. William Seaman says:

    As an ordained pastor of the Unites Church of Christ, on behalf of Hope UCC in Allentown I( have been corresponding I have been corresponding with Eric German (JD 2741) for about 8 years. He anticipates a parole hearing for possible release in the Spring of 2018, and has asked that I assist in preparing for his hearing. I hope this is the proper channel to ask some questions, and if not you might forward my request to that channel. My questions are as follows:
    1. Are there any services at the prison that provide guidance to an inmate in preparing for the parole hearing process, and of so could a means of communicating with them be provided to me??
    2. Can advocate/sponsors such as myself attend such hearings?
    3. What financial assistance is provided for indigent released individuals/
    4. Is any written guidance provided for potential release, and of so could a copy by sent to me?
    I would appreciate your response.

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