Marienville, PA State Correctional Institution Forest View

The PA Department of Corrections’ search for a new correctional facility location caught the attention of Forest County Commissioners in 1998. At that time the area was in need of economic improvement due to the shut-down of a major employer; the Commissioners decided a state-run corrections facility would be a boost to the area and they began their quest to bring a DOC facility to Marienville. Seven years, and numerous community meetings later, SCI Forest became a reality overcoming obstacles including, delays and a change in the facility design. SCI Forest is comprised of a 64-acre compound with 26 buildings including 11 housing units, three inmate dining halls, hospital, education and religious complex, warehouse, utility plant and administration building. In addition there are two large recreational yards and individual recreation areas for each housing unit. The first inmates arrived on October 28, 2004. SCI Forest was accredited by the American Correctional Association in 2006 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every 3 years since that time. Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 57 Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 202 Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter): 29 Number of Housing Units: 11 Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing..

How to Send Money to State Correctional Institution Forest

Family and friends can send money to inmates at State Correctional Institution Forest through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.