State Correctional Institution – Waymart

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State Correctional Institution - Waymart
Seal of the Department of Corrections of Pennsylvania.svg
Location Canaan Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Security class Minimum-Security
Opened 1989
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

State Correctional Institution – Waymart is a minimum-security correctional facility located outside Waymart, Pennsylvania in the extreme northeast corner of the commonmwealth. SCI Waymart also houses a unit (Forensic Treatment Unit) for mentally disabled males needing psychiatric care and treatment. The facility is located on the site of the former Farview State Hospital.

Opening of SCI Waymart[edit]

The opening of this institution[1] was pressed due to the 1989 riots at State Correctional Institution - Camp Hill. From the opening until 1995, the correctional facility and the still-open Fairview State Hospital operated jointly, unique for the commonwealth. In 1995, the Department of Public Welfare turned over hospital operations to the Department of Corrections.

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Coordinates: 41°34′28″N 75°25′45″W / 41.57444°N 75.42917°W / 41.57444; -75.42917