State Correctional Institution – Albion

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State Correctional Institution - Albion
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Conneaut Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Security class Medium-Security, Close-Security
Capacity 2,152
Population 2,274 (as of June 30, 2015)
Opened 1993
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
see also the Albion Correctional Facility, New York

State Correctional Institution – Albion is a Medium-Security correctional facility for males, located in the extreme northwestern corner of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Erie County. SCI-Albion also holds Close-Security inmates as well.

Creation of SCI-Albion[edit]

SCI Albion was a prototype[1] of four other similar correctional facilities constructed in the 1990s. Funding for construction was unique at the time as the Department of General Services joined Erie County in a venture to construct this facility. The county had a prison authority to float the Bond Issues and authorize payment of the bills. The Commonwealth pays for the indebtedness on a monthly payment to the county.

Facility Makeup[edit]

The Grounds at SCI Albion cover a 357-acre area, with 67 of those acres being within the perimeter fence.[2] The grounds also includes 22 operational structures, of which contain the prison's ten (10) housing units. Housing units at SCI Albion consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing. Furthermore, there is a Special Needs Unit (SNU) and Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) at SCI Albion as well.

Capacity/Demographics[edit]

As of June 30, 2015, according to the Inmate Population Report listed on the PA DOC Website,[3] There were 2,274 males incarcerated at SCI-Albion, 105 additional that its normal capacity of 2,152, thus the occupancy rate is 105.7%. The Average age of an inmate at SCI Albion is 40.51 years of age. Furthermore, the institution employs 530.[2]

Inmate Supports[edit]

Academic Education[edit]

  • through GED level
  • Vocational Education Courses in Business Practices, Computer Technology, Custodial Maintenance, Warehouse/Material Handling, Green Environment

Inmate Support Groups[edit]

  • Family/Relationship Self
  • Sex Offenders
  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
  • Offense Related
  • Mental Health Programs
  • RTU (Residential Treatment Unit) Groups

Other Supports and Benefits to Inmates, Visitors, and the Surrounding Area[edit]

  • Virtual Visitation
  • Correctional Industries - Includes the Commissary Distribution Center, which processes, packs and ships orders to their assigned prisons and employs 90 inmates.[2]
  • Community Work Program - Inmates contributed 6,783 hours of community work in 2012 for an estimated savings to the community of $169,575.<ref name="INS Webpage"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penna. Department of Corrections - SCI Albion
  2. ^ a b c PA Dept. of Corrections - SCI Albion. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania http://www.cor.pa.gov/Facilities/StatePrisons/Pages/Albion.aspx#.VbA2MPlViko. Retrieved 23 July 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Monthly Inmate Population" (PDF). PA Department of Corrections. PA Department of Corrections. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°52′43″N 80°21′48″W / 41.87861°N 80.36333°W / 41.87861; -80.36333