State Correctional Institution – Frackville

Coordinates: 40°46′18″N 76°12′32″W / 40.77167°N 76.20889°W / 40.77167; -76.20889
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State Correctional Instuition - Frackville
LocationRyan Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Security classMaximum-Security
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution – Frackville is a maximum-security correctional facility for males off Interstate 81 in Ryan Township in rural Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Frackville and about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Reading.

In 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections considered closing the prison, as part of an attempt by the state government to reduce the state's budget deficit. However, the prison was spared closure. Had SCI - Frackville closed it would likely have dealt a significant blow to the local economy, as it employs over 400 staff.[1]

Construction and development of SCI-Frackville[edit]

Construction of SCI-Frackville cost $33 Million[2] to construct and spurred development of motels and other businesses in the area.

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • George Feigley served part of his sentence at SCI-Frackville. He and his wife Sandra's website was highly critical of the prison.[3]
  • Anthony Peterson Jr. was to serve 11 years of the 14-year sentence for shooting Curtis Brinkley. According to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Peterson served his sentence at this facility.
  • Linda Hayes, serving life without the possibility of parole due to her involvement in the Cheshire, Connecticut home invasion murders
  • Harold Haulman, serial killer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Esack, Steve. "Frackville state prison to remain open, SCI Pittsburgh to close". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ "New State Prison Spurring Other Development" - Reading Eagle, 6/15/1986 (Retrieved 5/7/2011)
  3. ^ "Frackville State Prison /81215/". 2009-05-17. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2018-03-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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40°46′18″N 76°12′32″W / 40.77167°N 76.20889°W / 40.77167; -76.20889