State Correctional Institution – Mercer

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State Correctional Institution – Mercer
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LocationFindley Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Security classMinimum-Security
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution – Mercer is a minimum-security correctional facility near Mercer in the northwestern part of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Originally housing inmates[1] from the 14 northwestern Pennsylvania counties. In 1986, the facility also accepted inmates from the southwestern 9-county region that were utilizing SCI-Greensburg. Presently, inmates from all over the commonwealth are housed at SCI Mercer.

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There are 30 buildings on SRCF Mercer's Campus (23 inside the 37.5 acre fenced perimeter). The campus is air-conditioned (electric system). Nine diesel backup generators serve as emergency power. The institution operates its own sewage treatment plant, having a 104,000 gallon daily capacity.

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Coordinates: 41°12′05″N 80°13′27″W / 41.20139°N 80.22417°W / 41.20139; -80.22417