State Correctional Institution – Muncy

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State Correctional Institution Muncy
LocationClinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Security classClose-security Maximum security
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections
DirectorNancy Giroux

State Correctional Institution – Muncy is a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections prison for women in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, near Muncy.[2] SCI Muncy, a close security prison,[1] has Pennsylvania's death row for women.[3]

In 1920 the Muncy Industrial Home, a training school for imprisoned women between 16 and 30, opened. In 1953 the industrial home became a part of the Bureau of Correction. The industrial home is now SCI Muncy.[1]

SCI-Muncy is the diagnostic center for female offenders in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. It also houses the Young Adult Offenders program. SCI-Muncy has received some press coverage for its service dog training program which is coordinated with Canine Partners for Life.

As of 2014 the prison had 1,400 prisoners, including 170 with life sentences and it houses the female offenders on Death Row.


John Beauge of stated that the prison "still resembles an early 1900s small college campus, albeit one with a few plain, modern buildings added over the years."[4]

The restricted housing unit houses some women with disciplinary issues, and one wing serves as the death row unit.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c SCI Muncy. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Directions to SCI Muncy. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Death Penalty FAQ." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. 2 (2/4). Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Beauge, John. "Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour is one of 170 lifers at Muncy state prison" (Archive) October 30, 2014. Retrieved on February 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Woman sentenced in Greensburg torture slaying pleads for clemency". 5 December 2019.

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Coordinates: 41°12′11″N 76°49′29″W / 41.20306°N 76.82472°W / 41.20306; -76.82472