Mercer, PA State Correctional Institution View

The State Correctional Institution at Mercer initially was established as a State Regional Correctional Facility (SRCF) on June 23, 1978. Located in Findley Township, Mercer County, SRCF Mercer opened on July 5, 1978, receiving short-term male county offenders from 14 Northwestern Pennsylvania counties. Capacity at that time was 180 minimum security inmates with a staff complement of 100. SRCF Mercer was designed as an open, campus-like setting positioned on 304 acres of land and was classified as a Level 2 (L-2) facility. In 2008, SRCF Mercer changed from a regional facility to a State Correctional Institution. On July 1, 2008, the custody level of the institution changed to a level 2-3 facility. Throughout the years there have been various construction projects undertaken, leading to the current inmate population of 1,489 inmates. SCI Mercer is unique in that it operates solely on electrical power. The facility is equipped with nine diesel powered emergency generators to maintain essential services in the event of a power failure. In addition, the facility operates its own wastewater treatment plant. SCI Mercer was initially accredited by the American Correctional Association in May 1984 and has successfully achieved reaccreditation every three years since that time. Number of Acres Inside Perimeter: 37 Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 202 Number of Operational Structures: 37 Number of Housing Units: 13 Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing..

How to Send Money to State Correctional Institution Mercer

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