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SCI Greene




169 Progress Drive (staff)
175 Progress Drive (inmates)
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 852-2902

 

Superintendent:  Robert Gilmore
 
Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Mark DiAlesandro
 
Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management:  Michael Zaken
 
Business Manager:  Karen Patterson
 
Superintendent's Assistant:  Tracy Shawley
 
 
The State Correctional Institution at Greene began negotiations with Greene County Redevelopment Authority on November 15, 1990, to purchase property for a 1,000-bed maximum-security prison.  The 128-acre site, known as the Allison Tract, is located in Franklin Township, Waynesburg, PA.  The lease for the institution site was signed by General Services Secretary David L. Jannetta on May 7, 1991.  Ground breaking occurred on October 29, 1991, and the institution was dedicated November 9, 1993.  The first inmates arrived on January 3, 1994.  The Institution reached its inmate capacity as of May 3, 1995.  Construction was completed in March, 1999 on two new housing units within the perimeter.  One of these units (K) houses Level 3 inmates; and the second (L) houses the Capital Case inmates.  This prison is one of five prototypical state prisons dedicated in 1993. 
 
Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  44
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 84
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter):  33
Number of Housing Units:  11
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
 Special Features:  One Special Needs Unit
 
Inmate Information:
Inmate Population:  Click HERE for the current population report
Inmate Average Age:  38
Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  693
 
Academic and Vocational Education:
• Academic Education: Adult Basic Education (GED ), English as a Second Language (ESL), Individual Cell Study, Victim Awareness, Money Smart, Pre-Vocational, Read to your Child/ Grandchild program, Correspondence Courses as requested.
• Vocational Education: Carpentry Trades Program (NCCER), Business Educations (ICDL), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (NCCER)
All vocational classes except business educations offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.

Inmate Programs:
Family/Relationship Self
• Reading to your Children
• Inside Out Dads (parenting)
Sex Offenders
• Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
• Offender Low Intensity
• Sex Offender Booster Program
Re-Entry Pre-Vocational Skills Class
• Money Smart Program
• HVAC
• GED
• In-Cell Study Program
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
• Therapeutic Community
• Outpatient Therapy Group
• Dual Diagnosis
• AA/NA Support Meetings
Offense Related
• Thinking for a Change
• Act 143 - Victim Awareness
• Violence Prevention
• Batterer’s Intervention
Mental Health Programs
• MH Education
• MH Management
• MH Peer Group
• MH Community Re-Entry Group
• Dual Diagnosis Group
  • MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment
 Security Threat Group Monitoring Unit (STGMU)  
  • Violence Prevention High
  • Making Informed Decisions About Change
 Special Needs Unit (SNU)
  • Dual Diagnosis Group
  • Violence Prevention
  • Tutoring
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Sex Offender Treatment
 
Virtual Visitation: Virtual visitation is available at SCI Greene and is limited to persons living in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie 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:  Correctional Industries operates a garment factory that employs three staff members and 56 inmates.  The factory produces the following items: denim blue jeans, denim release coats, sweat shirts, sweat pants, sweat shorts jumpsuits, and laundry bags for use at State Institutions.  Correctional Industries also produces all staff hats including Garrison hats.
 
Community Work Program: The Community Work Program provided a total of 8,983 hours of community work in 2012 for an estimated savings to the community of $224,575.
 
CWP projects:
• Provided maintenance services & painting to churches
• Provided maintenance services & painting to Volunteer Fire Departments
• Refurbished local Police Department
• Litter pick up throughout county in cooperation with PENN DOT (8 months/year)
• Provide maintenance services to both public and non-profit schools - Greene & Fayette Counties  
• Set up items for Washington County Fairgrounds
• Assisted numerous non-profit agencies in Greene, Washington and Fayette Counties with various projects and events.