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
Security classMaximum security
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]


  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