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​SCI Cambridge Springs

SCI Cambridge Springs  

Facility Address: 

​451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
(814) 398-5400
Inmate Letters Address: 

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

​451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
(814) 398-5400

Superintendent: Lisa Graves

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Vacant​

Deputy Superintendent for Facility Management: Valerie Kusiak

Business Manager: Tammy Turner

Superintendent Assistant:  Amy Boylan

SCI Cambridge Springs, a minimum-security female facility, opened in March 1992 and was formerly a college known as Polish National Alliance.  The existing buildings were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s; however, construction of new housing units and renovations have since been completed.  SCI-Cambridge Springs was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 2002 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every 3 years since that time.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  40

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 85

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter):  20

Number of Housing Units:  6

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

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population: Current Population Report

Inmate Average Age:  38.38

Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  355

Academic and Vocational Education:

  • Academic Education through GED level
  • Vocational Education:  Optical, Braille, Custodial Maintenance, Cosmetology

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

Inmate Programs:

Standardized Programs: Moving on for Women, Sex Offender Program Evaluation, Sex Offender Program Moderate-High Intensity, Sex Offender Program Booster, Alcohol and Other Drug Outpatient, Co-Occurring Outpatient, AOD Therapeutic Community, AOD (State Intermediate Punishment) Therapeutic Community, Living Safely for Women

Other Staff Facilitated Programs: Seeking Safety, Act 143 Victim Awareness Education, Impact of Crime, Positive Relationships, Abuse Group, Individual Counseling, Basic Parenting Skills, Pennsylvania Family Support Group, Read to Your Child

Volunteer Facilitated Programs: Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Religious Volunteer Study Groups, Domestic Violence

Reentry Services Programs: Inmates are encouraged to participate in Reentry Services prior to release from the facility. The Reentry Program is located on Housing Unit D-1, which serves as a Transitional Housing Unit.  Workshop topics include Stay on Track, Parenting, Healthy Living, Relationships, Mental Health, Living under Parole Supervision, Employment & Vocational Opportunities, Resume Writing, Money Smarts and Victim Awareness.

Correctional Industries: The Correctional Industry designated for SCI Cambridge Springs is an Optical Lab that makes glasses for all of the DOC facilities.  The Lab also services DEP Southeastern Region, DPW Norristown State Hospital, and other local nonprofit agencies.  The inmate must successfully complete a four-month vocational class before being permitted or eligible to work in the Optical Lab.  After completing the four-month vocational training, inmates have an opportunity to take the American Board of Opticianry test to become a certified Optician. This certification allows them to practice Opticianry in the United States. Fifty-four inmates currently hold this certification at SCI Cambridge Springs.

Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of nearly 3,000 hours of community work over the last year.  Their projects include the following:

  • Interior Painting
  • Highway Clean Up
  • County Fair Grounds Clean Up
  • Local Park Clean Up & Landscaping
  • Custodial Work for Churches
  • Monthly Custodial Work at the National Guard Stryker Base in Cambridge Springs