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A Genealogical Connection to SCI Huntingdon

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March 25, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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As individuals search their family genealogy, many individuals wind up calling one of our older state prisons to learn about incarceration of an ancestor.

Recently, SCI Huntingdon's Public Information Officer Connie Green was contacted by a woman who has researched her family for 30 years and has family links dating back to 1766.

The woman was looking for information about her uncle who was incarcerated at Huntingdon in 1889. Green, unfortunately, was not able to help the woman, but the woman did share information that showed another ancestor of hers -- John Worrell, of West Brownsville, Pa. -- was sent to Huntingdon on May 31, 1889, making him the first inmate at the prison from Washington County.

While this woman was hoping to learn information, she actually was the one to provide information to prison staff.

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