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SCI Pine Grove

 

Effective Feb. 27, 2015, the visiting room vending machines now use a cashless card system.

In the lobby of the prison's administration building, visitors may purchase a cashless card for an initial fee of $5 (please use a $5 bill). This fee provides for the cost of the card ($2) AND gives you $3 for use in the vending machines. Cards can be reloaded with any demonination bill (from $1 to $20). The maximum amount that can be loaded on a card is $75. Cards purchased at Pine Grove ONLY may be used at Pine Grove.
 
A photo booth also is available in the visiting room. Tokens may be purchased in the lobby using cash. The photo booth will be converted from tokens to a cashless card system in November 2015.
 
 

189 Fyock Road (staff)
191 Fyock Road (inmates)
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-9630

 

Superintendent:  Eric Bush
 
Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Billie Heide
 
Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management:  Jamie Boyles
 
Business Manager:  Dennis Decker
 
Superintendent's Assistant:  Judy Smith
 
 
Ground breaking for SCI Pine Grove occurred May 11, 1998, as part of an administrative initiative to provide the Young Adult Offender population their own Institution.  The entire Young Adult Offender Program (YAOP) is run as a therapeutic community providing this unique population the opportunity to mature in a nurturing environment.  SCI Pine Grove was officially dedicated on February 23, 2001.  The first inmates began arriving January 9, 2001. 
 
Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 29.5
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 82.5
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 19
Number of Housing Units: 8
Two of our Housing Units consist of both cell and dormitory-style housing.
 
Inmate Information:
Inmate Population: Click HERE for the current population report
Inmate Average Age:    38.3 (39% of our population is under the age of 20)
Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 448 (as of 9/20/13)
 
Academic and Vocational Education: 
 Academic Education through GED Level
 Program List:
  Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  Literacy (ESL/LEP
  Money Smart/Pre-Vocational
  Federal Title 1 Program
  Building Custodial Maintenance
  Construction Building Trades (Carpentry)
  Computer Aided Drafting
  Business Education
  HAVC
  Special Education
 
Inmate Programs:
 Young Adult Offender’s Program
 Batterer’s Intervention
 Thinking for a Change
 Violence Prevention Moderate Intensity
 Violence Prevention High Intensity
 Sex Offender Treatment Program
 Long Term Offenders
 Hepatitis C
 Medication Education
 Act 143 Victims Education
 Therapeutic Community (TC)
 AOD Dual Diagnosis
 AOD Outpatient
 PV Group
 Self Help Groups
 
Community Work Program:
The prison's community work program completes community work projects throughout each year, and in 2012 completed 7,771 hours of service.
• Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP) Packaging and distributing food for low income families in Indiana County (monthly throughout the year)
• Indiana County Volunteer Fire Departments - Painting and cleaning of fire halls and garages throughout Indiana County, roof project at Clymer VFD,
• Lions Health Camp - Refinishing tables, painting of buildings, and lawn care, and general cleaning of facility for a non-profit health camp for handicapped citizens of Indiana county and surrounding areas
• Homer City Rec  - Lawn care, brush removal, and field maintenance for community ball fields
• AYSO – Lawn care, brush clearing and removal, and soccer field maintenance
• Young Township – brush clearing and removal from township area
• Beulah Baptist Church – interior and exterior painting
• Church of Good Shepherd – general cleaning of church
• Christ Temple Church – interior and exterior painting and general cleaning
• Penn Run Church – painting of interior and exterior
• Homer Center School District – painting of exterior building on activity grounds
• Mack Park – Removal of trash and general lawn care after holiday activities, preparing grounds and buildings for end of year closure
• Rural Valley Cemetery – trim trees and remove brush
• Clymer Borough – built deck
• White Township Recreation Complex – painting of building
• Regular trash pick-up during appropriate weather months
• Regular lawn care, interior and exterior painting, general house maintenance at the Superintendent’s and Deputies’ houses