Construction of SCI Smithfield was completed in 1988. The original design capacity of SCI Smithfield was originally for 492 inmates (A-G Blocks, RHU, and Medical cells). H Block was constructed in 1991 which added 66 (51 double cells and 15 single cells) additional cells. I Block was added in 1994 which added 144 cells/264 beds (120 double cells and 24 single cells). K Block was opened in 2010, which added 127 cells. J Block was reconstructed in 2010 to add a 19-cell Secure Residential Treatment Unit (SRTU).
All housing units (except for I Block, as it was built with both single and double bunks) were originally constructed as single-cell housing units; however, additional beds were added over the years to all units thus increasing capacity. At this time, the optimum bed capacity is 1,361, and the maximum bed capacity is 1,380. As of June 23, 2014, the total committed inmate population is 1,339.
Number of Total Acres: 61 acres of land
Number of Acres Inside the Perimeter: 31 acres
Number of Housing Units: 11 Housing Units
Number of Buildings: 22
Inmate Population: Click HERE
for the current population report
Age Range of Offenders: 18 to 65 and over
Staffing Information: 504
Adult Basic Education Classes
General Education Development Classes
Barber Manager Program
Centralized Inmate Programs:
Athletic/Leisure Community-Oriented Programs
HIV Support Group
Social Services Programs:
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Thinking for a Change
Institutional Orientation Group
Long-Term Offenders Group
Sex Offenders Group
Special Needs Medication Compliance
Special Needs Unit Adjustment Group
Special Needs Unit
Act 143, Victim Awareness
Secure Residential Treatment Unit
Correctional Industries Program:
In January 1994, SCI Smithfield opened a garment factory plant. The plant manufactures inmate corduroy winter coats and lightweight jackets, tradesmen’s and culinary department winter coats and boxers. The plant employs an estimated 50 inmates at full production.
SCI Smithfield has a puppy program in conjunction with the Canine Partners for Life. Inmates at SCI Smithfield spend one year with puppies and teach them basic commands prior to the dogs going back to Canine Partners for Life where the dogs get specialized training to become service dogs for various special needs.
Community Work Program:
The Community Work Program had a total of 4,374 hours in 2013. Samples of work include painting, mulching, brush control, general labor, roof repair, interior renovations, concrete work, etc.