SCI Camp Hill

SCI Camp Hill opened as the Industrial School at White Hill for young offenders. It now serves as the state's diagnostic and classification center for men entering the Pennsylvania state prison system. The classification process is different for every inmate and can take up to four months to complete.

This facility also has a diversionary treatment unit, mental health unit, and a residential treatment unit. It is located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and is operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. It houses approximately 4,000 inmates in 19 different housing units.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Days/Times at SCI Camp Hill:

Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday: 1 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: Five

Please allow for no less than a one-hour visit. Visitors should arrive no less than TWO HOURS prior to closing of the visiting room.

Visiting Rules

  • Vehicles must be locked while on prison property. Windows must be rolled up/closed.
  • NEVER bring any gifts or money for the inmate. This must be done through JPay. Prisons will NOT accept money to be placed on an inmate’s account.
  • No cell phones.
  • Any kind of device that has the capability of audio and/or video/photography recording and/or cell phone capabilities is NOT permitted. 
  • No purses, bags, diaper bags, etc.
  • Unused visits per week may not be carried over into the following week. It’s a “use them or lose them” rule.
  • At most facilities, lockers are available for use. Some lockers may require a deposit ranging from 25 cents to $10. Items not permitted in the visiting room should either be left in your vehicle or placed in the locker. All vehicles and lockers are subject to search.

Vending Cards

No cash is allowed in the visiting room. You must purchase a vending card to use the vending machines. There is an initial fee, usually $2, for each vending card. The remaining balance on the card may be used for vending machine purchases. 

Visitors with infants

Please feed your baby/babies before visiting. If you have a baby as a part of your visiting group, you may take these items into the visiting room:

  • Up to three UNOPENED, commercially prepared and vacuum-sealed containers of baby food per infant. All containers will be opened by the inspecting officers.
  • Up to three clear plastic bottles of pre-mixed formula/white milk per infant.
  • Up to three diapers per infant. Diapers must be loose so they can be inspected.
  • Up to three pull-ups or training pants per infant.
  • A reasonable number of wipes.

Video Visitation

Video visitation is a free service being offered to inmates and authorized visitors, and all inmates are eligible to participate. The visiting rules for Video Visitation are generally the same as those for visiting in the facility.


To sign up and schedule a visit, check out the visitation scheduler system. For complete details, read the Video Visitation Visitors Guide.

Physical Address

SCI Camp Hill
2500 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(717) 737-4531

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communications/PADOC
SCI Camp Hill
Inmate Name, Inmate Number
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at SCI Camp Hill can’t receive incoming phone calls, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Pennsylvania, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Department of Corrections (DOC) uses JPay to send money to inmates in all Pennsylvania correctional institutions. Family and friends must deposit money into an inmate's account through JPay, either online or through lobby kiosks at each individual state prison. 

DO NOT send money to any other individual, website, or Email account. Money orders are NOT accepted at any state correctional institutions.

For JPay information, call 800.574.5729

JPay Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet (pdf)

Money Orders

A Deposit Slip MUST be filled out and submitted with EVERY money order. Slips are available at the money order section of the JPay website, visiting rooms, and the DOC's website.


DEPOSIT SLIP (pdf) (Spanish)

Money order deposit slips MUST have the following information CLEARLY TYPED in order for the funds to be posted to the inmate account: Handwritten forms are subject to delay.

• Correct inmate ID #
• Inmate name
• Sender’s name and address

Programs For Inmates

Academic and Vocational Education:

  • GED preparation
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Money Smart Program
  • Pre-Vocational Program
  • Victim Awareness Education Program (Act 143)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Special Education
  • Business Education
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning
  • Graphic Arts
  • Barber

Inmate Programs:

  • State Intermediate Punishment
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Batterers Group
  • Violence Prevention
  • In-Cell Stress Reduction
  • Parenting
  • Outpatient Alcohol and Other Drug
  • Parole Violators Group
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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Careers at SCI Camp Hill

If you are interested in a career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at SCI Camp Hill by clicking here.