State Correctional Institution – Forest
|Location||Marienville, Jenks Township,
Forest County, Pennsylvania
|Managed by||Pennsylvania Department of Corrections|
State Correctional Institution – Forest is one of two identical correctional facilities in Pennsylvania that were constructed in the beginning of the twenty-first century to hold maximum-security male inmates. SCI Forest is located in the community of Marienville, in remote Forest County.
Creation of SCI-Forest
SCI - Forest and SCI-Fayette, which are identical in size and design, were constructed to accommodate overcrowding at SCI-Pittsburgh and SCI-Waynesburg, which were "mothballed" after the opening of SCI Forest. Construction of the correctional facility cost $126 million.
- "State Announces Plan To 'Mothball' 'Western Pen'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/19/2004 (Retrieved 5/7/2011)