SCI Muncy, formerly known as the Industrial School for Women, is located in the borough of Muncy, Lycoming County, in Pennsylvania, approximately 18 miles east of Williamsport. The prison serves as the diagnostic and classification center for all women entering the state prison system.
The State Correctional Institution at Muncy is a medium/maximum security facility for adult female offenders. Originally established in 1913 as an Industrial Home for Women administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, it was incorporated into the Bureau of Corrections as the State Institution at Muncy in 1953.
Muncy encompasses 793 acres of land. Approximately 30 acres are inside the institution’s perimeter security fence, which encloses 15 permanent and two modular inmate housing units.
SCI Muncy features a total of 18 housing units consisting of both cells and dormitory-style housing. They include: YAO (Young Adult Offender) Unit, SRTU (Special Residential Treatment Unit), SNU (Special Needs Unit), Youthful Offender Unit, ITU (Intermediate Treatment Unit), MHU (Mental Health Unit), and DCC (Diagnostic and Classification Center).
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Monday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Between June 1 and Labor Day, the visiting room is OPEN from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
After Labor Day and until May 31, the visiting room is CLOSED on Tuesdays
Wednesday | Thursday: CLOSED
MAX Number of Visitors per Inmate: 8 (includes children) on Monday | Tuesday | Friday
Saturday | Sunday visits are 6 people per visit only
Project IMPACT hours vary throughout the year. Visitors should check with the inmates who are told the schedule.
Vending Machine: Muncy uses a Venda Card system where families purchase the card and pre-load money outside the facility prior to their entrance in order to purchase food.
This institution has a kiosk in the outside visiting waiting cabin by the front gate where families may deposit money into an inmate's account.
- Vehicles must be locked while on prison property. Windows must be rolled up/closed. All equipment must be secured in or on your vehicle (such as ladders, tool boxes).
- 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. They must be properly secured in your locked vehicle prior to entering the SCI.
- Any kind of device, whether worn or hand held, that has the capability of audio and/or video/photography recording and/or cell phone capabilities is NOT permitted. This could include, but is not limited to, eye glasses, tie tacks, lapel pins, wrist watches, pens, etc.
- No purses, bags, diaper bags, etc., are permitted.
- Due to space restrictions, visits may be terminated on a first in, first out basis, to make room for visitors that may be waiting.
- Visiting room officers may assign specific seating locations for visitors and inmates, especially for those who are suspected of or have displayed problems with obeying procedures.
- 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 is a free service 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.SCI Muncy is scheduling video visits 72 hours in advance, not 48 hours in advance as before.
For complete details about how to participate and how to schedule a video visit, read the Video Visitation Visitors Guide.
6454 Route 405
Muncy, PA 17756
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/DGTDgweWZ6SYhVq79
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at SCI Muncy 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. This service allows the funds to be posted to inmate accounts electronically and results in quicker access to the deposited funds.
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)
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)
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
Academic and Vocational Education:
- Academic Education through GED level
- Vocational Education: Building Trades, Business Practices, Computer Technology, Custodial Maintenance, Machine Shop, Horticulture, Cosmetology
- Apprenticeship Programs: Automotive Mechanics, Electronics Tester, Painter, Plumber, Welder
All vocational classes except computer technology offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Reading to your Children
- Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
- Offender Low Intensity
- Special Needs Sex Offender Booster Program
- Pre-Vocational Skills Class
- Stay on Track Inside
- MoneySmart Program
- Computer Basics
- Creative Writing Workshop
- Poetry Workshop
- Eating Disorder Workshop
- Employment Workshop
- Friends and Family
- Healthy Living Workshop
- Mental Health Workshop
- Orientation Workshop
- Parenting Workshop
- Parole – Living Under Supervision Workshop
- Prepared Renter Workshop
- Relationship Workshop
- 12-Month Challenge Program
- Monthly PA Prison Society Workshop
- Quarterly Guest Speaker Workshop
- Annual Day of Responsibility w/ Six-Month Follow-up
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
- Therapeutic Community
- Parole Violator
- Outpatient Therapy Group
- Dual Diagnosis
- AA/NA/SOS Support Meetings
- Thinking for a Change
- Act 143 Victim Awareness
- Violence Prevention
- Batterer’s Intervention
Mental Health Programs
- MH Education
- MH Management
- MH Peer Group
- MH Community Re-Entry Group
- Dual Diagnosis Group
- MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
Correctional Industries: Two staff members oversee the Correctional Industries garment factory that employs 47 inmates. Products produced at SCI Muncy include female inmate uniforms, kitchen whites, commissioned officer trousers, Central Kitchen staff trousers, staff khaki BDUs.
Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of 12,695 hours of community work in 2013 for an estimated savings to the community of $253,900.
- Mowing and Trash pick-up at Local Football Fields and Parks
- Painted fire hydrants and Pump House for Hughesville Borough
- Pressure washed and stained fencing for Hughesville Borough
- General cleaning inside and outside the church for Trinity Assembly of God in Loyalsock, PA
- General Maintenance, Painting, Cleaning, and Breakfast prep for Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Dept.
- Cleaned and Painted the basement and siding of the Turbotville Fire Hall
- Painted all walls/ repaired walls/ stripped and waxed floors for Pennsdale Fire hall
- Waxed floors/ general cleaning/ breakfast prep for Plunketts Creek Fire hall
- Trimmed and cut down trees at 3rd St. church in Williamsport
- Maintenance and painted dugouts at Hughesville little league fields
- Planted flowers and plants at Lime Bluff park
- General cleaning at Hughesville Fire Hall, Clarkstown Fire hall, Muncy area fire hall, Pennsdale Fire hall
- Stripped and waxed Banquet Hall floors, General Cleaning, Painted Banquet Hall – 3rd St. United Methodist Church in Williamsport
- Painted and removed fencing at the Turbotville Little League Fields
- General Cleaning and Painting – Mapleton Community Hall and Church
- General Landscaping – Paws Park
- General Cleaning – Lairdsville Fire Hall
- General Cleaning – Sunny Brook Horse Farm
- Litter Pick-up on local highways and roads
Pictures of SCI Muncy
Careers at SCI Muncy
If you are interested in a career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at SCI Muncy by clicking here.