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Updated on: May 9, 2020
Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen”
412-761-1955
3001 Beaver Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
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In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania resides Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen”.

The Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” is a medium-security state facility that houses adult male offenders. The Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” can house nearly 1943 offenders at one time.

Here in the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” offenders will either be housed in celled type of settings or dormitory type of settings.

You should know that the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” is broken down into a few units. These units being:

  • Mental Health Unit

  • General Population Unit

  • Annex

  • Minimum Housing Unit

  • Infirmary Unit

  • Segregation Unit

The Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” also offers its offenders a variety of vocational programs including the following:

  • Culinary Arts Classes

  • Computer Courses

  • Horticulture Courses

  • Building Maintenance

  • Barbering

Offenders will also have the chance to get involved in parenting courses, substance abuse, re-entry programs, and sex offender treatment.

Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” — General Information

Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen”, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 1943 persons.
3001 Beaver Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
https://www.cor.pa.gov/Facilities/StatePrisons/Pages/default.aspx
412-761-1955

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has a database of all Pennsylvania state prisons inmates in one spot. This makes finding an inmate in the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” rather easy.

You can search the database by using the inmate’s first and last name or you can search the database by his offender number.

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Offenders will have the luxury of having the ability to send and receive letters from their family and friends.

Inmates mail will be examined prior to them receiving it for safety reasons. When sending the mail, you should have your return address along with the inmate’s name and inmate number on it as well.

Sending Money

The Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” has made it easy for family and friends of offenders to send money.

You can send money by using JPay. JPay is well known throughout the prison system. It’s the easy way to send money using your credit or debit card. The offender will receive the funds typically immediately as well.

Phone calls

Offenders in the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen” will have the opportunity to contact you via the telephone.

Telephone conversations will typically be limited to 15 minutes. This limitation is to ensure that every offender will have the chance to use the phone, if they want to.

Visitation

When visiting an inmate in the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen”, you will need to have proper identification. You will also need to know that you will only be permitted to visit the offender once every 14 days.

You should also note that depending on where the inmate is in the Pittsburgh State Prison “Western Pen”, will be dependent on when you can visit. Visitation schedule is as follows:

For general population and annex offenders they can have visitors from 8:30 to 3 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and the weekends.

For segregation offenders, they will be permitted to have two no contact visits per month during 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays.

For infirmary offenders who are well enough to accept visitors will have access to the same visiting schedule as the other general population offenders

For minimum housing offenders will be having visitation on weekends between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm and then on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 6 pm to 8 pm.

Mental health offenders have visitation dependent on their level.

  • Level 1 has no contact visitation on Thursdays between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm

  • Level 2 has restrained contact visitation on Wednesdays from 9 am to 11 am and on Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • Level 3 has contact visits on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 2 pm and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • Level for has visits between the hours of 8:30 am to 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Visiting Hours

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Saturday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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