SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Superintendent: Joanne Torma
Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Paul Ennis
Deputy Superintendent for Facility Management: Debra Rich
Business Manager: Robyn Sye
Superintendent Assistant: Amy Boylan
SCI Cambridge Springs, a minimum-security female facility, opened in March 1992 and was formerly a college known as Polish National Alliance. The existing buildings were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s; however, construction of new housing units and renovations have since been completed. SCI-Cambridge Springs was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 2002 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every 3 years since that time.
Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 40
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 85
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 20
Number of Housing Units: 5 Occupied Units, 1 Unoccupied Unit
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
Inmate Population: Click HERE
for the current population report
Inmate Average Age: 38.38
Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 311
Academic and Vocational Education:
• Academic Education through GED level
• Vocational Education: Optical, Braille, Custodial Maintenance, Cosmetology
All vocational classes offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.
Inmate Programs: Thinking for a Change, Violence Prevention, Seeking Safety, Act 143 Victim Awareness Education, Impact of Crime, Positive Relationships, Abuse Group, Sex Offender Program Evaluation, Sex Offender Program Moderate-High Intensity, Sex Offender Program Booster, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alcohol and Other Drug Outpatient Individual Counseling, AOD Outpatient Parole Violators, AOD Therapeutic Community, AOD (SIP) Therapeutic Community, Dual Diagnosis, Basic Parenting Skills, Pennsylvania Family Support Group, Mom’s Story Time, Family Therapy, and Religious Volunteer study groups.
Virtual Visitation: Virtual visitation is available at SCI Cambridge Springs 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 her 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 Industry designated for SCI Cambridge Springs is an Optical Lab that makes glasses for all of the DOC facilities. The Lab also services DEP Southeastern Region, DPW Norristown State Hospital, and other local nonprofit agencies. The inmate must successfully complete a six-month vocational class before being permitted or eligible to work in the Optical Lab. After completing the six-month vocational training, inmates have an opportunity to take the American Board of Opticianry test to become a certified Optician. This certification allows them to practice Opticianry in the United States. Thirty-eight inmates currently hold this certification at SCI-Cambridge Springs.
Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of nearly 3,000 hours of community work over the last year. Their projects include the following:
• Interior Painting
• Highway Clean Up
• County Fair Grounds Clean Up
• Local Park Clean Up & Landscaping
• Custodial Work for Churches
• Monthly Custodial Work at the National Guard Stryker Base in Cambridge Springs