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This state hospital was built to house criminally insane men. As of 2008 Farview State Hospital
is owned by the PA Dept of Corrections and is known as the State Correctional Institution at Waymart.
Pressed into operation ahead of schedule following the Camp Hill riot, the joint on-site operation of a state prison and state mental health facility was unique. In October 1995, Farview State Hospital was transferred from the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Corrections.