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SCI Smithfield

SCI Smithfield 

​Facility Address:

1120 Pike Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-6520
​Facility Mailing Address:

1120 Pike Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Inmate Letters Address:

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

1120 Pike Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Superintendent:  Chad Wakefield

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Christian Garman

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Kenneth Shea

Business Manager:  Elizabeth Stone

Superintendent's Assistant:  Lisa Hollibaugh

Facility Information:

Reception Letter (Español)

Construction of SCI Smithfield was completed in 1988.  The original design capacity of SCI Smithfield was originally for 492 inmates (A-G Blocks, RHU, and Medical cells).  H Block was constructed in 1991 which added 66 (51 double cells and 15 single cells) additional cells.  I Block was added in 1994 which added 144 cells/264 beds (120 double cells and 24 single cells).   K Block was opened in 2010, which added 127 cells.  J block, consisting of 13 cells, houses inmates involved in the Behavior Management Unit program.

All housing units (except for I Block, as it was built with both single and double bunks) were originally constructed as single-cell housing units; however, additional beds were added over the years to all units thus increasing capacity.  The average daily population at SCI Smithfield is 1360.

In January 2021, SCI Smithfield became a reception facility as a mitigation effort to thwart the spread of COVID-19 within the PA Department of Corrections. SCI Smithfield is the reception facility for all male parole violators and new receptions from the counties. Inmates are kept at SCI Smithfield for a period of 25 to 28 days during which time they are quarantined or isolated dependent upon their COVID-19 status and tested for COVID-19 at routine intervals. Once cleared, they are transferred to a diagnostic center or other facility.

SCI Smithfield houses approximately 180 Inmates on a permanent basis.

Number of Total Acres:  61 acres of land

Number of Acres Inside the Perimeter:  31 acres

Number of Housing Units:  11 Housing Units

Number of Buildings:  22

Inmate Information:

Inmate Population:  Current Population Report

Age Range of Offenders:  18 to 65 and over

Staffing Information: 515