State Correctional Institution – Fayette
|Location||Luzerne Township, Fayette County,
near Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania
|Managed by||Pennsylvania Department of Corrections|
The Fayette State Correctional Institution is a 2,000 bed maximum-security prison located in a remote section of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The prison is located southeast of Pittsburgh and was built to replace two institutions (SCI-Waynesburg and SCI-Pittsburgh) to make the Commonwealth's prison system more energy-efficient. It is the only prison in the Commonwealth where Pennsylvania license plates are manufactured, holding that distinction since 2003.
Construction of SCI-Fayette
The $125 million, 238-acre (96 ha) facility was constructed on a former strip mine site. The institution covers 692,000 square feet (64,300 m2) under roof and 53 acres (21 ha) within the perimeter fence. The construction of the prison included a sewage treatment plant for the prison and neighboring communities in the township.
- Fayette residents hope prison holds promise of better future Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Retrieved:5/4/2011)
- Fayette residents hope prison holds promise of better future Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Retrieved 5/4/2011).
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on PA license manufacture Retrieved 2012-08-07
- PA Dept. of Corrections - SCI Fayette webpage(Retrieved: 5/4/2011)
- Fayette residents hope prison holds promise of better future Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Retrieved: 5/4/2011)