State Correctional Institution – Forest

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State Correctional Institution - Forest
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Marienville, Jenks Township,
Forest County, Pennsylvania
Security class Maximum-Security
Capacity 2,200
Opened October, 2004
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[edit]

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"[1] after the opening of SCI Forest. Construction of the correctional facility cost $126 million.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "State Announces Plan To 'Mothball' 'Western Pen'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/19/2004 (Retrieved 5/7/2011)

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Coordinates: 41°28′51″N 79°05′51″W / 41.48083°N 79.09750°W / 41.48083; -79.09750