State Correctional Institution – Somerset

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State Correctional Institution - Somerset
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Somerset Township / Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status Open
Security class Medium-Security
Capacity 1,600[1]
Opened 1993
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution – Somerset is a Medium-Security, all male correctional facility located outside Somerset, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and about five miles off the Somerset Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Construction of SCI - Somerset[edit]

SCI-Somerset was constructed at a cost[1] of $82 Million and was completed in 1993. The prison was constructed on the site of a farm. The campus covers 63 acres, inside and outside the perimeter fence.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Somerset Jail Ready For Dedication" - Gettysburg Times, 4/13/1993 (Retrieved 5/6/2011)

Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 79°02′21″W / 39.96444°N 79.03917°W / 39.96444; -79.03917