SCI Cambridge Springs
Cambridge Springs, PA
State Correctional Institute (SCI) – Cambridge Springs is an existing, State run, women’s detention center, located in, Crawford County. The facility is a general population, with medium security facilities laid out as a campus. Inmates move freely within the fenced compound from one building to another for various functions including housing, recreation, meals and visitation.
The 128 Cell Close Security L-3 (Level 3) Housing Unit is a general population housing unit based on the State of Pennsylvania’s prototype butterfly housing design. This design allows corrections staff to move from facility to facility as needed, and already have full working knowledge on the building’s layout upon their arrival on site, thus focusing on the security and safety of the inmates.
The layout and function of this building is primarily for inmate housing and general daily recreation, in a direct supervision security concept with security staff being located at desks located on the dayroom floor, as opposed to operating from a control room.
The building has two distinct but separate halves. As a medium security facility inmates spend the majority of their day outside of their cells, in the common day rooms for general recreation.
Support facilities within the building include several counselor’s offices and two multi-purpose rooms.