State Correctional Institution – Fayette

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State Correctional Institution - Fayette
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
LocationLuzerne Township, Fayette County,
near Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania
StatusOpen
Security classMaximum security
Capacity2,034[1]
OpenedSeptember 2003
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections
WardenMark Capozza

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[1] (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.[2]

Construction of SCI-Fayette[edit]

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.[3] The construction of the prison included a sewage treatment plant[1] for the prison and neighboring communities in the township.

Notable inmates[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fayette residents hope prison holds promise of better future Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Retrieved:5/4/2011)
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on PA license manufacture Retrieved 2012-08-07
  3. ^ PA Dept. of Corrections - SCI Fayette webpage(Retrieved: 5/4/2011)
  4. ^ Inmate Locator
  5. ^ "Inmate/Parolee Locator".

Coordinates: 40°00′02″N 79°59′17″W / 40.00056°N 79.98806°W / 40.00056; -79.98806