Chester, PA State Correctional Institution View

SCI Chester, constructed as a 1,175 bed medium-security prison for inmates with a documented substance abuse history was constructed for nearly $74 million with an annual operating budget of $36 million. SCI Chester is an innovative facility which was designed to provide a continuum of substance abuse treatment services in the institution and continuing in the community at community corrections centers. This consortium approach uses the experience and expertise of public and private agencies in a broad based effort, which focuses on treatment of inmates without losing sight of our primary responsibility for public safety. Our Therapeutic Community (TC) current mission is to provide quality treatment to more than 1,000 offenders yearly utilizing the TC model. SCI Chester is the 24th state correctional institution to open in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is unique in its architectural structure and programmatic design. The housing units design - pods - was considered an ambitious move for correctional facilities during the 1980’s. In addition to its structure and program focus, it is the first tobacco free facility in the commonwealth. Total Acreage Inside Perimeter: 9 Total Acreage Outside Perimeter: 4.77 Number of Building Inside Perimeter: 9 Number of Buildings Outside Perimeter: 1 Number of Housing Units: 14 Housing units consist of cells..

Mailing to State Correctional Institution Chester Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 2:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Wednesday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Friday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

How to Send Money to State Correctional Institution Chester

Family and friends can send money to inmates at State Correctional Institution Chester through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.