Reception Letter (Español)

SCI Smithfield is located in Huntingdon County and began construction in late 1984. The facility opened on November 10, 1988 and was dedicated by former Governor Casey as Pennsylvania’s 14th correctional institution. Today, SCI Smithfield operates as an intake facility to temporarily house inmates received as new commitments and parole violators. The temporarily housed inmates are housed at SCI Smithfield for approximately 22-28 days before transferring to their home facility or diagnostic center.

Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 31 acres

Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 30 acres

Number of Housing Units: 10

Number of Buildings: 25

Average Number of Full-Time Employees: 522

Inmate Information

Inmate PopulationCurrent Inmate Population

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.

Facility Address

1120 Pike Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-6520

Inmate Mail Address

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


Superintendent: Chad Wakefield

Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services: Matthew Pyo

Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management: Kenneth Shea

Business Manager: Elizabeth Stone

Superintendent's Assistant: Lisa Hollibaugh