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State Correctional Institution Coal Township
The State Correctional Institution at Coal Township held its official Dedication on April 26, 1993. The construction of SCI Coal Township was part of Governor Casey's Operation Jump Start Program. This construction and expansion program was launched in 1990 to address the prison overcrowding problem, to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. SCI Coal Township was one of five institutions constructed and financed through county or municipal authorities and one of five prototypical state prisons dedicated in 1993. The Northumberland County Authority was responsible to oversee the construction financing and to develop the lease with the option to buy for the Department of Corrections. SCI Coal Township was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 1996 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every 3 years since that time. Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 43 Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 183 Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 34 Number of Housing Units: 10 Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
1 Kelly Drive
1 Kelly Drive, 17866-1020, Coal Township, Pennsylvania