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State Correctional Institution – Somerset

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.

State Correctional Institution - Somerset
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LocationSomerset Township / Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
StatusOpen
Security classMedium-Security
Capacity1,600[1]
Opened1993
Managed byPennsylvania Department of Corrections

Construction of SCI - SomersetEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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