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Sep 22, 2014, 16:06 ET

Pennsylvania Corrections Department Launches Interactive Reentry Resource Map

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today announced the delivery of an interactive reentry resource map that includes information for...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:00 ET

Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice Reforms Highlighted at National Meeting

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel joined state and local leaders from across the nation this week to participate in the Council of...

Mar 03, 2014, 16:31 ET

Corbett Administration Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections today announced that it is making a Sesame Street publication called "Little Children, Big Challenges:...

Feb 24, 2014, 16:30 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Responds to US Department of Justice Findings Following Review of Mental Health Services

 Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division issued the findings of its investigation of the Pennsylvania prison system's...

Feb 10, 2014, 15:53 ET

Pennsylvania Corrections Department Reports Slowest Growth in Inmate Population Since 1971

 Last year, Department of Corrections (DOC) officials reported the first significant decrease in the inmate population since 1971.  At the...

Jan 09, 2014, 09:31 ET

PA Department of Corrections Found to Be in Compliance with Inmate Civil Rights Following SCI Pittsburgh Review

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it has completed its investigation of alleged abuse at the State Correctional Institution...

Dec 23, 2013, 15:15 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Awards Mental Health Services Contract

Contract Utilizes Performance-Based Incentives and Sanctions  MHM Services has been selected to provide mental health services to inmates...

Oct 07, 2013, 15:15 ET

Offender Trauma Study Proves Useful in Corrections Field

 Several hundred Pennsylvania state prison inmates recently participated in a voluntary study by Rutgers University to determine the connection...

Sep 10, 2013, 15:47 ET

Wetzel to Join Executive Session on Community Corrections at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

 Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel will be a member of the new Executive Session on Community Corrections convening...

Aug 29, 2013, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and OVA Partner on Inmate Apology Bank

 In April 2012, Pennsylvania's Office of Victim Advocate began a coordinated program with the Department of Corrections called the Inmate...

Jul 26, 2013, 15:39 ET

Department of Corrections Continues to Train Certified Peer Specialists

Offenders Assisting Offenders to Acclimate to Prison Using Positive Coping Skills Officials at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas,...

Jul 03, 2013, 12:53 ET

Crisis Intervention Training for Corrections Employees Working with Mentally Ill Offenders

Department of Corrections officials have trained more than 100 employees in the area of crisis intervention since December 2012, with a goal of...

Jun 21, 2013, 10:24 ET

Gov. Corbett Directs Community Corrections to Help Habitat for Humanity

 Earlier this year, Governor Tom Corbett directed Corrections Secretary John Wetzel to make sure residents of the state's Community Corrections...

May 09, 2013, 15:51 ET

Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Governor George Leader

 Upon learning of the passing of former Governor George Leader, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said that the thoughts and prayers of this...

May 08, 2013, 10:56 ET

Pennsylvania Corrections Officials Recognize Employee Award Recipients

 Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today led Department of Corrections' officials in honoring 15 employees for their outstanding performance,...

Apr 25, 2013, 12:30 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel Appointed to National Criminal Justice Board

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has been appointed to...

Apr 18, 2013, 11:20 ET

Pennsylvania Corrections Hosts Crime Victim Speakers, Raising Staff Awareness

 In recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 21- 27, state corrections employees who work at the Department of Corrections'...

Apr 10, 2013, 12:54 ET

'Read to Your Child/Grandchild' Program Returns

 "Read to Your Child/Grandchild" -- a program designed to increase and foster the relationships between incarcerated individuals and their...

Apr 01, 2013, 11:27 ET

Officials Dedicate SCI Benner Township, Newest State Prison

  Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips today joined about 200 local, state and...

Feb 28, 2013, 10:24 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Releases Landmark State Recidivism Study

 Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today announced the release of the Department of Corrections' 2013 Recidivism Report. "To get a true...