10745 Route 18
Albion, PA 16475-0001
Superintendent: Michael Clark
Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Melinda Adams
Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Carl Franz
Business Manager: Tammy Turner
Superintendent's Assistant: Michele Tharp
The State Correctional Institution at Albion was built by a cooperative effort between state and county governments, in which the Erie County Prison Authority built the prison on a fast-track basis to accommodate quick expansion of the system. This prison is one of five prototypical state prisons dedicated in 1993. SCI Albion was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 1996 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every three years since that time.
Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 67
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 290
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 22
Number of Housing Units: 10
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
Special Features: One Special Needs Unit and One Residential Treatment Unit
Inmate Population: Click HERE
for the current population report
Inmate Average Age: 40.51
Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 530
Academic and Vocational Education
• Academic Education through GED level
• Vocational Education: Business Practices, Computer Technology, Custodial Maintenance, Warehouse/Material Handling
• Your Role in Green Environment
All vocational classes except computer technology offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.
• Inside Out Dads
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Reading to your Children
• Long Term Offenders
• Inside-Out Program
• Youth Mentoring League
• Transgender Support Group
• LGBT Support Group
• Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
• Offender Low Intensity
• Special Needs Sex Offender Booster Program
• Sex Offender Aftercare
• Transitional Housing Unit
• Pre-Vocational Skills Class
• Back on Track Inside
• MoneySmart Program
• Mental Health Aftercare Planning Seminar
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
• Co-Occurring Therapeutic Community
• Outpatient Therapy Group
• Co-Occurring Outpatient
• Dual Diagnosis
• AA/NA/SMART Recovery Support Meetings
• Impact of Crime
• Seeking Out Safety
• Thinking for a Change
• Act 143 Victim Awareness
• Violence Prevention
• Batterer’s Intervention
• Juvenile Liferes Program
Mental Health Programs
• MH Education
• MH Management
• MH Peer Group
• MH Community Re-Entry Group
• Co-Occuring Outpatient
• MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
• Emotional Balance
• House of Healing
• Health Psychology
• Horton Group
• Life Skills
• Mental Health
• Current Affairs
Virtual visitation: Virtual visitation is available at SCI Albion and is limited to persons living in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. The program uses video conferencing technology to enhance parenting skills; allows an inmate to visit with immediate family members, caregivers of the inmate’s children, and other individuals on the inmate’s approved visiting list; increases the frequency of visits for an inmate; and permits the scheduling of visits at times that are best for the visitors. Every inmate in general population status, regardless of his custody level, is eligible. Inmates housed in administrative and disciplinary custody are not permitted to participate in the Virtual Visitation Program.
Correctional Industries: The Correctional Industries Commissary Distribution Center began operation in November 2010, and services seven assigned state prisons by providing bagged inmate commissary services. The Commissary Distribution Center processes, packs and ships orders to their assigned prisons and employs 80 inmates.
Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of 8,001 hours of community work in 2016 for an estimated savings to the community of $124,000.
2016 CWP projects:
· Platea Borough- Clean up park grounds, painting
· Edinboro American Legion Post 439- Drain and clean 260,000 gallon
pool, grounds maintenance
· Greenfield VFD-Painting interior and exterior of building
· Linesville Little League Complex-Grounds maintenance
· Conneautville Borough- Crosswalk and parking painting
· Lake City Fire Co.-Carnival set-up
· Conneaut Lake Park-Painting
· Albion Borough-Grounds maintenance, painting
Park-Re-build horse barns
FROM ERIE: Take I-90 west to Exit 9. Take Route 18 south to Albion. SCI Albion is located on Route 18 south approximately 1 mile south of the red light in Albion on the left.
Take I-79 south to Exit 166. Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion. Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town. SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.
FROM PITTSBURGH: Take I-79 north to Exit 166. Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion. Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town. SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.
FROM PHILADELPHIA AND HARRISBURG: Take the PA Turnpike west to Exit 28. Take I-79 north to Exit 166. Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion. Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town. SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.
FROM NORTHWESTERN TIER COUNTIES (WEST OF ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST): Take Route 6 west to Route 6N. Take Route 6N west to Route 18 south. SCI Albion is located on Route 18 south on the left approximately 1 mile south of the red light in Albion.
FROM NORTHWESTERN TIER COUNTIES (EAST OF ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST): Take I-80 west to I-79. Take I-79 north to Exit 166. Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion. Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town. SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.