The State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy opened in July 1993 as a medium-security level male institution.

Facility Information

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 67

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 155

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 35

Number of Housing Units: 11

Special Features: Residential Treatment Unit (RTU), Therapeutic Communities (TC), Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), Diversionary Treatment Unit (DTU)

Total Number of Full-Time Employees: 644

Inmate Information

Inmate PopulationCurrent Inmate Population

PA Correctional Industries: PCI at SCI Mahanoy operates a regional commissary distribution center serving nine institutions in the eastern part of Pennsylvania supplying a variety of items for the inmate population to purchase. PCI currently employs 90 inmates on one shift.

Community Work Program: The SCI Mahanoy CWP crew collects litter from local roads.

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

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Business Cluster
  • GED
  • Adult Literacy
  • English as a Second Language
  • Post-Secondary Education

Vocational Programs

  • Custodial Maintenance (OSHA)
  • Carpentry
  • Flagger
  • CDL
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Barber
  • Apprenticeship programs in: plumbing, welding, baking, machinist, painting, electrician, refrigeration mechanic, carpenter, cement mason, cook, shoe repair, quality control technician and cabinet making

Inmate Programs

  • Life Skills
  • Reading to Your Children
  • Money Smart
  • Pathways to Success
  • Violence Prevention
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention-Interpersonal Violence
  • Back on Track-TPV
  • Substance Use and Disorder
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Seeking Safety
  • Parenting
  • Long-term Offenders Group
  • SMART Recovery
  • AA Groups
  • Sex Offender Programming

Facility Address

301 Grey Line Drive
Frackville, PA  17931
(570) 773-2158

Inmate Mail Address

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


Superintendent: Bernadette Mason

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Laura Banta

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Jeffrey Eyer

Business Manager: Amanda Cromyak

Superintendent's Assistant: Jennifer Mahally