SCI Fayette

The State Correctional Institution at Fayette opened as the Pennsylvania Commonwealth’s 26th correctional facility in August 2003. The General Assembly voted in 1997 to authorize construction of a new facility and ground was broken March 30, 2000. The first inmates arrived in August 2003.  

This maximum-security facility for male inmates is located in LaBelle, Pennsylvania. It houses approximately 2,000 inmates. SCI Fayette is the only prison in the Commonwealth where Pennsylvania license plates are manufactured.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Days/Times at SCI Fayette:

CLOSED the last Monday of every month
Monday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday: CLOSED

MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 5 (excludes children)
Visitors must be processed before 2 pm in order to visit an inmate

Vending Machine: TOKENS only. No cash. ALL tokens must be purchased prior to entering the visiting room. There is a $50 limit for tokens.

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.
  • Cell phones and/or pagers are not permitted inside the SCIs.
  • 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.

Video Visitation

Video visitation is a free service offered to inmates. The frequency of the visits will be based on available time slots and an inmate’s housing status. 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 Fayette
50 Overlook Drive
LaBelle, PA 15450

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(724) 364-2200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

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

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at SCI Fayette 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 for the processing of ALL MONEY ORDERS sent to inmates in all Pennsylvania correctional institutions and all online and over-the-phone credit card transactions.

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)

ALL 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


  • ABE, Pre-GED, GED, Individual Cell Study Program and Correspondence Courses, ACSD and Pathways to Success.
  • Vocational Education:  HVAC, Business Education, Computer-Aided Design, Carpentry Trade Program and Welding, Cosmetology, Custodial Maintenance and Repair and Electricity. (certifications available)

Family/Relationship Self

  • Reading to your Children
  • Inside Out Dads (parenting program)

Sex Offenders

  • Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
  • Offender Low Intensity
  • Sex Offender Booster Program


  • Pre-Vocational Skills Class
  • Money Smart Program
  • Veterans’ Program
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Therapeutic Community (Window of Hope and Opportunity)
  • Co-Occuring Outpatient
  • AA/NA and SMART Meetings

Mental Health

  • Seeking Safety

Offense Related

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Act 143 Victim Awareness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterer’s Intervention
  • Long Term Offender

Correctional Industries: The CI License Plate Factory produces aluminum license plates and special organizational plates for PennDOT. The Metal Factory produces products such as cabinets, shelves, security benches and furniture that are used in prison cells. These products are sold to agencies such as the Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other state agencies.

Community Work Program:

The CWP crew helps unload boxes at numerous food banks to include the Community Action Food Bank, Calvin Food Bank, Point Marion Food Bank and Centerville Food Bank.  They have also painted, stripped and waxed floors and mowed grass at numerous churches, legions and community centers.  CWP crew participates also pick up litter on their assigned roadways.

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Careers at SCI Fayette

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