State Correctional Institution – Greene

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State Correctional Institution Greene
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA
Status Open
Security class Maximum security, Supermax
Opened November, 1993
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Governor Tom Wolf
Warden Robert Gilmore
Notable prisoners
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jimmy Dennis, Jerry Sandusky

SCI Greene is a maximum security prison, classified as a Supermax,[1] located in Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, near Waynesburg, off Interstate 79 and Pennsylvania Route 21.[2][3] Pennsylvania Department of Corrections operates the prison, which houses most of Pennsylvania's capital case inmates.[3]

It is in the far southwest of the state.[4]


SCI Greene opened in 1993.[3]

Notable inmates[edit]

Life imprisonment:

  • Juan Covington, Philadelphia serial killer
  • Russell Maroon Shoatz, Convicted in the murder of Police sergeant Francis Von Colln. Founder of Black United Movement in Philadelphia; former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army
  • Daniel "Vito" Johnson - Philadelphia rapper
  • Domenic Coia, convicted in the murder of Jason Sweeney

Other imprisonment:

Death row:

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Coordinates: 39°54′22″N 80°08′14″W / 39.9060°N 80.1371°W / 39.9060; -80.1371