State Correctional Institution – Laurel Highlands
|Location||Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania|
|Former name||Somerset State Hospital|
|Managed by||Pennsylvania Department of Corrections|
State Correctional Institution – Laurel Highlands is a Minimum-Security facility located on State Route 31, about three miles east of the Somerset Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. SCI-Laurel Highlands houses Minimum-Security Inmates, particularly older males and geriatric/mentally ill males.
- John du Pont - Murdered Olympic gold-medalist Dave Schultz.
- Ira Einhorn - Nicknamed The Unicorn Killer, he evaded justice for over two decades before being extradited from France in 2001 to stand trial for the 1977 murder of his girlfriend Holly Maddux.
- "State Vows Mentally-Ill won't be 'dumped' from hospitals" - Washington, Pennsylvania Obeerver-Reporter (7/18/1995)
- State Correctional Institution – Laurel Highlands