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Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution

Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution

5706 Glades Pike, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

Phone :
(814) 445-6501
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Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution Visiting Information:

Monday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CLOSED beginning March 25, 2012)
Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
No visitors will be processed after 2:00 pm. this will allow each inmate to have a minimum of one (1) hour visit.

Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution Additional information:

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DOC Offers Program for "Long Term Offenders"


The DOC recently began offering a specialized program to inmates who are categorized as “long term offenders.”  The program was piloted at several state prisons in 2012 and is expected to be offered at every state prison beginning in November.  Long term offenders are those whose minimum sentence is at least 10 years or more and includes those serving life sentences. 


The purpose of the program is to assist long term offenders in their adjustment to incarceration by exploring the many facets of a long-term prison life.


Approximately 20 percent of the DOC’s inmates are identified as “long term offenders.”  And while all other inmates are provided with a number of programs to help those offenders return home after incarceration, the DOC believed that programming for long term offenders was needed. 


Realizing that programming needs for long term offenders differ from those serving shorter sentences, the 34-session program was developed and offers the following to program participants:


-cognitive-behavior strategies

-adjustment to a long term prison sentence

-family relations and parenting from prison


-coping skills

-appropriate use of language and tone


The concepts of perceptions, feelings, anger, criminal thinking and rational thinking also are presented to the group.


The program helps inmates recognize how thoughts become behavior and helps them to deal with the many emotions and thought processes involved in decision making while serving a lengthy sentence. There are additional programs to help in the process of rehabilitation.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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