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SCI Fayette

SCI Fayette 

Facility Address:

50 Overlook Drive
LaBelle, PA  15450
(724) 364-2200
​Inmate Letters Address:
Smart Communications/PADOC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
Legal Mail Address:

50 Overlook Drive
LaBelle, PA  15450
(724) 364-2200

Superintendent: Tina Walker

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Martin Switzer

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Michael Tkacs

Business Manager:  Michael Oppman

Superintendent's Assistant:  Rhonda House

The State Correctional Institution at Fayette opened as the Commonwealth’s 26th correctional facility in August 2003.  The General Assembly voted in 1997 to authorize construction of a new facility and ground was broken March 30, 2000.   The first inmates arrived in August 2003.  SCI Fayette was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 2006 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every three years since that time.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  53

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 205

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 36

Number of Housing Units:  11

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

Special Features: One Special Needs Unit and One Special Management Unit

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population: Current Population Report

Inmate Average Age:  39.30

Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  690 (including CI)

Academic and Vocational Education:

  • Academic:  ABE, Pre-GED, GED, Individual Cell Study Program and Correspondence Courses, ACSD and Pathways to Success.
  • Vocational Education:  HVAC, Business Education, Computer-Aided Design, Carpentry Trade Program and Welding, Cosmetology, Custodial Maintenance and Repair and Electricity. (certifications available)

Inmate Programs:

Family/Relationship Self

  • Reading to your Children
  • Inside Out Dads (parenting program)

Sex Offenders

  • Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
  • Offender Low Intensity
  • Sex Offender Booster Program


  • Pre-Vocational Skills Class
  • Money Smart Program
  • Veterans’ Program
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Therapeutic Community (Window of Hope and Opportunity)
  • Co-Occuring Outpatient
  • AA/NA and SMART Meetings

Mental Health

  • Seeking Safety

Offense Related

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Act 143 Victim Awareness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Batterer’s Intervention
  • Long Term Offender

Correctional Industries:  The CI License Plate Factory produces aluminum license plates and special organizational plates for PennDOT.  The Metal Factory produces products such as cabinets, shelves, security benches and furniture that are used in prison cells.  These products are sold to agencies such as the Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other state agencies.

Community Work Program:

The CWP crew helps unload boxes at numerous food banks to include the Community Action Food Bank, Calvin Food Bank, Point Marion Food Bank and Centerville Food Bank.  They have also painted, stripped and waxed floors and mowed grass at numerous churches, legions and community centers.  CWP crew participates also pick up litter on their assigned roadways.