Cresson Sanatorium & Prison
Located in Cambria County, PA, and recognizable by its tudor-style buildings, Cresson Sanatorium opened in 1913 as The Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium. From the time it opened until 1964, individuals and whole families with tuberculosis were treated, in fact more than 40,000 patients received assistance there.
When breakthroughs in TB treatment happened in the 1960s, the sanatorium changed its mission to become a state hospital for those with mental health and other challenges. When times changed and treatments advanced again, the building was repurposed into SCI Cresson, a medium-security correctional facility for male inmates, in 1987. It remained an operational prison until 2013, when it was closed due to upkeep and lack of modernization.
In 2019, Hydroponic Life took over the SCI Cresson campus, with the purpose of using hydroponic equipment to grow produce and hemp.
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