SCI Fayette

SCI Fayette

50 Overlook Drive (Staff)
P.O. Box 9999 (Inmates)
LaBelle, Pennsylvania 15450-1050
Telephone: (724) 364-2200
FAX: 724-364-2208

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SCI Fayette

SCI Fayette is the Commonwealth’s 26th correctional facility. Using the most recent advances in prison design and construction, this 2,000-bed prison is one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in Pennsylvania’s state correctional system.

Opened in September 2003, SCI Fayette holds 53 acres inside the perimiter’s fence, and 692,000 square footage under the roof. SCI Fayette is committed to ensuring the public’s safety and the safe and humane incarceration of offenders. This is a maximum-security facility for adult males.

Visiting Information

Monday: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM

All SCI Fayette visitors, minors as well as adults, must be on the approved visiting list. It is recommended that you arrive as early in the visiting hours as possible so that proper arrangements can be made in time for your visit.

You must have proper identification to be allowed a visit. Acceptable identification is defined as a driver’s license. Other photo ID, or two forms of acceptable non-photo ID. You will not be permitted to visit without proper identification.

All minors under 18 years of age must have the appropriate visitors form DC 313 or DC 313A signed by both the parent or legal guardian of the child and the inmate’s counselor or unit manager before the minor will be placed on the inmate’s list. Incarcerated parents are not permitted to sign these forms.

All visitors, including minors, are subject to search before, during and after visiting. A metal detector and/or a drug detection device may be used for this purpose. If you refuse to comply with facility search procedures you will not be permitted any further visits until authorization is received from the Facility Manager.

Cameras, tape recorders, chewing gum, tobacco products, portable wireless devices, coats, and handbags, are not permitted in the visiting room.

Visits are a minimum of one hour in length; however, this may be increased depending upon the number of visits scheduled for that day. We strive to porovide a pleasant and appropriate atmosphere for everyone.

Good judgment and discretion in dress and behavior are expected. Visitors shall not wear a bathing suit, extremely short skirt, dress, shorts, halter-tops, or clothing made of see-through materials. Inmates and visitors who become disruptive, use abusive or obscene language, or engage in sexual behavior will have their visit terminated and may be placed on visiting privilege restriction. The inmate and visitor may embrace only when meeting and departing.

Do not bring gifts of any kind. A money order or certified check will be accepted by mail. Food and soft drinks may be purchased from vending machines and consumed in the visiting area. Inmates and visitors are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area except photos taken during the visit.

Special visits can be pre-arranged for persons who are not on an approved list or who have traveled a substantial distance and for a family visit for a seriously ill or injured inmate. Special visits must be arranged by the inmate and approved by the Facility Manager or designee.

Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance will not be permitted to enter the institution.

Minors must be supervised by an adult and kept under control. Failure to respect the rights of others may result in the early termination of a visit.

Former inmates of any correctional system, victims, ex-offenders, current inmates in pre-release status, former or present DOC employees, volunteers, and contract employees must first receive approval to visit from the Facility Manager.

Any inmate who, as an adult or as a young adult offender, was ever convicted or adjudicated for a physical or sexual offense against a minor is prohibited from having a contact visit with any minor child. The Facility Manager may grant contact visits for inmates meeting these criteria for special circumstances.

Inmates in administrative or disciplinary custody have restricted visiting privileges.

Visitors may bring up to three plastic bottles of formula or white milk, unopened jars of baby food, three loose diapers, and factory sealed baby wipes. These items must be and carried or in a clear plastic bag only. All items are subject to search and all vacuum-sealed containers will be opened.

Any violation of visiting regulations may result in the suspension of visiting privileges.

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