State Correctional Institution – Retreat

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State Correctional Institution Retreat
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Newport Township, Luzerne County,
near Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Security class Medium-Security
Capacity 1,200
Opened 1986
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution – Retreat is a 350-bed Medium-Security[1] correctional facility for males. Located on the site of the former Retreat State Hospital, the facility is located about 12 miles south of Wilkes-Barre in the northeastern part of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Opening of SCI Retreat[edit]

Opening of SCI-Retreat was the result of the commonwealth's overcrowding issue of the 1980s. The Retreat State Hospital was declining in patients and was closed in 1981 and planning for SCI-Retreat's conversion began. Similar conversions were made at Cresson Center (Now SCI-Cresson) and the former Waynesburg Youth Development Center (Was SCI-Waynesburg from 1985-2004). Retreat was the first correctional facility built since 1960. The correctional facility opened in 1986.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Upgrading: Renovation, Expansion begins at state's overcrowding prisons". - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 21, 1984 (Retrieved: 5/7/2011)

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Coordinates: 41°11′16″N 76°04′51″W / 41.18778°N 76.08083°W / 41.18778; -76.08083