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SCI Albion



​Facility Address:

10745 Route 18
Albion, PA  16475-0001
(814) 756-5778
​Inmate Letters Address:

Smart Communications/PADOC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Institution
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
Legal Mail Address:

10745 Route 18
Albion, PA  16475-0001
(814) 756-5778

Superintendent:  Michael Clark

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Paul Ennis

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management:  Bryan Flinchbaugh

Business Manager:  Tammy Turner

Superintendent's Assistant:  Michele Tharp

The State Correctional Institution at Albion was built by a cooperative effort between state and county governments, in which the Erie County Prison Authority built the prison on a fast-track basis to accommodate quick expansion of the system.  This prison is one of five prototypical state prisons dedicated in 1993.  SCI Albion was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 1996 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every three years since that time.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  67

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 290

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter):  22

Number of Housing Units:  10

Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.

Special Features:  Special Needs Unit, One Residential Treatment Unit and Diversionary Treatment Unit

Inmate Information

Inmate Population: Current Inmate Population

Inmate Average Age:  40.51

Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  533

Academic and Vocational Education:

  • Academic Education through GED level
  • Vocational Education:  Business Practices, Computer Technology, Custodial Maintenance, Warehouse/Material Handling
  • Your Role in Green Environment

All vocational classes except computer technology offer industry-recognized certifications specific to the trade skills taught in the program.

Inmate Programs:

  • Family/Relationship Self
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Hospice
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reading to your Children
  • Long Term Offenders
  • Inside-Out Program
  • Youth Mentoring League
  • Transgender Support Group
  • LGBT Support Group
  • Certified Peer Specialist Program

Sex Offenders:

  • Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
  • Offender Low Intensity
  • Special Needs Sex Offender Booster Program
  • Sex Offender Aftercare

Reentry:

  • Transitional Housing Unit 
  • Pre-Vocational Skills Class
  • Back on Track Inside
  • MoneySmart Program
  • Mental Health Aftercare Planning Seminar
  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
  • Co-Occurring Therapeutic Community 
  • Outpatient Therapy Group
  • Co-Occurring Outpatient
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • AA/NA/SMART Recovery Support Meetings

Offense Related:

  • Impact of Crime
  • Seeking Out Safety 
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Act 143 Victim Awareness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterer’s Intervention
  • Juvenile Lifers Program
  • SIP-HOPE

Mental Health Programs:

  • MH Education
  • MH Management
  • MH Peer Group
  • MH Community Re-Entry Group
  • Co-Occuring Outpatient 
  • MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
  • Emotional Balance
  • House of Healing
  • Health Psychology

RTU Groups:

  • Horton Group
  • Life Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Current Affairs
  • Parenting

Virtual visitation: Virtual visitation is available at SCI Albion 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 his 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 Industries Commissary Distribution Center began operation in November 2010, and services seven assigned state prisons by providing bagged inmate commissary services. The Commissary Distribution Center processes, packs and ships orders to their assigned prisons and employs 80 inmates.

Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of 5,789 hours of community work in 2018 for an estimated savings to the community of $145,000.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

FROM ERIE:  Take I-90 west to Exit 9.  Take Route 18 south to Albion.  SCI Albion is located on Route 18 south approximately 1 mile south of the red light in Albion on the left.

OR

Take I-79 south to Exit 166.  Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion.  Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town.  SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.

FROM PITTSBURGH:  Take I-79 north to Exit 166.  Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion.  Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town.  SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.

FROM PHILADELPHIA AND HARRISBURG:  Take the PA Turnpike west to Exit 28.  Take I-79 north to Exit 166.  Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion.  Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town.  SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.

FROM NORTHWESTERN TIER COUNTIES (WEST OF ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST):  Take Route 6 west to Route 6N.  Take Route 6N west to Route 18 south.  SCI Albion is located on Route 18 south on the left approximately 1 mile south of the red light in Albion.

FROM NORTHWESTERN TIER COUNTIES (EAST OF ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST):  Take I-80 west to I-79.  Take I-79 north to Exit 166.  Take Route 6N west approximately 10 miles into the town of Albion.  Make a left onto Route 18 south at the only light in town.  SCI Albion is located approximately 1 mile on the left.