State Correctional Institution – Pine Grove

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State Correctional Institution – Pine Grove
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location189 Fyock Rd, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
StatusOpen
Capacity1,196 (February 2018)[1]
Population1,113 (February 2018)[1]
OpenedJanuary 9, 2001
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections
DirectorLee J. Estock
GovernorTom Wolf
WebsiteSCI Pine Grove

The State Correctional Institution – Pine Grove is a Pennsylvania state prison located in Indiana township. The prison contains 19 buildings including 8 housing units.

Ground breaking for SCI Pine Grove occurred on May 11, 1998. The first inmates arrived on January 9, 2001. The prison cost $71 million and "emphasizes treatment and education".[2] The prison runs the young offenders program and houses some of Pennsylvania's youngest inmates. 40% of the population is under 20. The average age is 38 years old.[3] The prison temporarily held Jordan Brown when he was 12 years old.[4]

On August 17, 2017, inmate Arthur Charles Martin, was found dead in his cell. He was serving time for a drug conviction.[5]

On January 11, 2018, inmate Jeremy R. Smith was accused of assaulting four guards in the kitchen area.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MONTHLY POPULATION REPORT" (PDF). cor.pa.gov. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ Rimer, Sara (25 July 2001). "States Adjust Adult Prisons To Needs of Youth Inmates". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  3. ^ "Pine Grove State Correctional Institution Visiting hours, inmate phones, mail". prisonpro.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  4. ^ Togneri, Chris (2010-06-12). "12-year-old could become Pennsylvania prison's youngest inmate ever". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  5. ^ Gazette, The Indiana (22 August 2017). "SCI Pine Grove inmate found dead". The Indiana Gazette Online. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  6. ^ Napsha, Joe (2018-01-12). "State prison inmate accused of assaulting 4 guards in Indiana County". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.

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Coordinates: 40°38′52″N 79°06′00″W / 40.647841°N 79.099877°W / 40.647841; -79.099877