Authorized under Act No. 41 2008, SCI Benner Township’s construction began in late 2010. The $200 million state-of-the-art facility was officially dedicated by Governor Tom Corbett on April 1, 2013. SCI Benner Township is a medium-security facility that houses adult male inmates.

Facility Information

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 46

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 42

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 26

Number of Housing Units: 10

Special Features: SNU, RHU, DTU and RTU. SCI Benner Township is designated as a Mental Health Stability Code D Facility

Average Number of Employees: 621

Inmate Information

Inmate PopulationCurrent Inmate Population

PA Correctional Industries: The SCI Benner Township laundry plant  employs approximately 82 inmate workers and is responsible for providing complete laundry services for the following customers the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home and DOC facilities in the region.

Transportation Hub: SCI Benner Township operates the Centralized Transportation HUB for the Department of Corrections. All inmate transfers are coordinated through the Office of Population Management.

Reentry Service Office: In order to ease a reentrant’s transition after release and improve community reintegration, the Reentry Service Offices (RSOs) are designed to provide information and services to inmates who are within 18 months to their minimum and/or release date. Reentry Parole Agents (RPAs) oversee the RSOs and work with other DOC staff members to facilitate various workshops including Life Skills, Budgeting, Digital Literacy — among many others. The RSO utilizes its computer lab to assist reentrants with resume writing, job searches, as well as providing community connections for services they may need upon release.

Academic Education

  • Academic Programs: Adult Basic Education/General Education Development/English Second Language
  • Pathway to Success
  • Money Smart
  • Read To Your Children
  • Post-Secondary Education/Correspondence Classes
  • Victim Awareness

Vocational Programs

  • Custodial Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • Business Education
  • Barber Shop
  • Flagger Force
  • OSHA
  • You and Your Green Environment

Inmate Programs

  • Family/Relationship/Self
  • Sex Offender
  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
  • Offense Related
  • Mental Health

Facility Address

​301 Institution Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 353-3630

Inmate Mail Address

Smart Communications/PADOC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733


Superintendent: Bradley Booher

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Jennifer Rossman

Deputy Superintendent for Facility Management: Nathan Goss

Business Manager: Adam Beck

Superintendent's Assistant: Francis Crouse