State Correctional Institution – Laurel Highlands

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State Correctional Institution - Laurel Highlands
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status Open
Security class Minimum-Security
Opened 1996
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.

History[edit]

SCI - Laurel Highlands is on the campus of the former Somerset State Hospital, which closed in mid-1995.[1] The facility was then converted into its current facility and opened in 1996.[2]

Notable inmates[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Vows Mentally-Ill won't be 'dumped' from hospitals" - Washington, Pennsylvania Obeerver-Reporter (7/18/1995)
  2. ^ State Correctional Institution – Laurel Highlands

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Coordinates: 40°00′16″N 79°02′27″W / 40.00444°N 79.04083°W / 40.00444; -79.04083