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SCI Pine Grove

SCI Pine Grove 

Facility Address:

189 Fyock Road
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-9630
Inmate Letters Address:

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

189 Fyock Road
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-9630

Superintendent Mark Brothers

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  John Sawtelle

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Larry Shaw

Assistant Business Manager: Tracy Thomas

Superintendent's Assistant:  Leslie Bradley 

Ground breaking for SCI Pine Grove occurred May 11, 1998, as part of an administrative initiative to provide the Young Adult Offender population their own Institution.  The entire Young Adult Offender Program (YAOP) is run as a therapeutic community providing this unique population the opportunity to mature in a nurturing environment.  SCI Pine Grove was officially dedicated on February 23, 2001.  The first inmates began arriving January 9, 2001.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 29.5

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 82.5

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 19

Number of Housing Units: 8

Two of our Housing Units consist of both cell and dormitory-style housing.

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population Report

Inmate Average Age:    38.3 (39% of our population is under the age of 20)

Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 448 (as of 9/20/13)

Academic and Vocational Education:

Academic Education through GED Level

Program List:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Literacy (ESL/LEP)
  • Money Smart/Pre-Vocational
  • Federal Title 1 Program
  • Building Custodial Maintenance
  • Construction Building Trades (Carpentry)
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Business Education
  • HAVC
  • Special Education

Inmate Programs:

  • Young Adult Offender’s Program
  • Batterer’s Intervention
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Violence Prevention Moderate Intensity
  • Violence Prevention High Intensity
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Long Term Offenders
  • Hepatitis C
  • Medication Education
  • Act 143 Victims Education
  • Therapeutic Community (TC)
  • AOD Dual Diagnosis
  • AOD Outpatient
  • PV Group
  • Self Help Groups

Community Work Program:

The prison's community work program completes community work projects throughout each year, and in 2012 completed 7,771 hours of service.

  • Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP) Packaging and distributing food for low income families in Indiana County (monthly throughout the year)
  • Indiana County Volunteer Fire Departments - Painting and cleaning of fire halls and garages throughout Indiana County, roof project at Clymer VFD
  • Lions Health Camp - Refinishing tables, painting of buildings, and lawn care, and general cleaning of facility for a non-profit health camp for handicapped citizens of Indiana county and surrounding areas
  • Homer City Rec  - Lawn care, brush removal, and field maintenance for community ball fields
  • AYSO – Lawn care, brush clearing and removal, and soccer field maintenance
  • Young Township – brush clearing and removal from township area
  • Beulah Baptist Church – interior and exterior painting
  • Church of Good Shepherd – general cleaning of church
  • Christ Temple Church – interior and exterior painting and general cleaning
  • Penn Run Church – painting of interior and exterior
  • Homer Center School District – painting of exterior building on activity grounds
  • Mack Park – Removal of trash and general lawn care after holiday activities, preparing grounds and buildings for end of year closure
  • Rural Valley Cemetery – trim trees and remove brush
  • Clymer Borough – built deck
  • White Township Recreation Complex – painting of building
  • Regular trash pick-up during appropriate weather months
  • Regular lawn care, interior and exterior painting, general house maintenance at the Superintendent’s and Deputies’ houses