SCI Pine Grove was officially dedicated on February 23, 2001, with the first inmates arriving January 9, 2001. SCI Pine Grove provides the Young Adult Offender Population skills for responsible decision making and community productivity. This is done by modifying their social behavior, providing individual and group treatment and utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach we will foster an environment for them. To this extent, SCI Pine Grove strongly supports and encourages the students participating in the YAO to concurrently earn a Commonwealth Secondary Diploma (CSD) or complete the General Educational Development (GED).

Facility Information

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 29.5

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 82.5

Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 21

Number of Housing Units: 8

Average Number of Full-Time Employees: 491

Inmate Information

Inmate PopulationCurrent Inmate Population

Community Work Program: The SCI Pine Grove CWP crew serves at the Indiana County Community Action Program food bank by packing food for low income families. It also has served by painting, cleaning, landscaping and removing trash in the community.

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 (ABE)
  • Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • College courses through the Second Chance Pell Grant
  • Business Education

Vocational Programs

  • Construction Building Trades (Carpentry)
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Landscaping/Horticulture
  • Custodial Maintenance
  • OSHA
  • Flagger Force

Inmate Programs

  • Victims Awareness Education
  • Read to Your Children
  • Young Adult Offender Program
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention – Interpersonal Violence (CBI-IPV)
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Violence Prevention Moderate Intensity
  • Violence Prevention High Intensity
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Long Term Offenders
  • Medication Education
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Act 143
  • Impact of Crime
  • Seeking Safety
  • SUD Therapeutic Programming
  • Last Mile Program
  • Money Smart
  • Pathways to Success

Facility Address

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

Inmate Mail Address

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


Superintendent: Mark Brothers

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: John Sawtelle

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Larry Shaw Jr.

Assistant Business Manager: Melissa Peterson

Superintendent's Assistant: Leslie Bradley