State Correctional Institution – Benner Township

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State Correctional Institution – Benner Township
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
LocationBenner Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Security classMedium-Security, Close-Security
Population2,087 (as of June 30, 2015)
OpenedApril 15, 2013
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections
SCI Benner Township overhead view

State Correctional Institution – Benner Township, commonly referred to as SCI Benner, is a Medium-Security correctional facility for males located in Benner Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.[1] It is one of twenty six state-level correctional institutions of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections System.[2] SCI Benner sits adjacent to SCI Rockview.


The construction of SCI Benner was approved with the passage of the 2008 Capital Budget. Groundbreaking was held in August 2009, and in March 2011, the first footer was in place. The contractor was Hensel Phelps. Costing $200 million to construct, the prison consists of 46 acres inside the perimeter's fence and 589,492 square footage under roof. An addition of a 50,000 Correctional Industries laundry facility is planned, bringing the building count to 26. The prison accepted its first inmates on April 15, 2013.[3]


According to the June 30, 2015 Inmate Capacity Report issued on the DOC website,[4] there are 2,087 Inmates currently housed at Benner Township, exceeding the 1,900 inmate capacity by 187 additional inmates, meaning that the prison is at nearly 110% capacity.

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  1. ^ "Benner Twp". Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ "Benner Township State Correctional Institution Visiting hours, inmate phones, mail". Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  3. ^ "SCI Benner Township". PA Department of Corrections. PA Department of Corrections. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Monthly Capacity Report" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°51′33″N 77°46′41″W / 40.859221°N 77.778106°W / 40.859221; -77.778106