Ep. 63 - Correcting a Corrections Department
Mass incarceration in the U.S. created crisis conditions in prisons everywhere, and modern prison systems now have to address much more than just locking inmates up.
State Corrections Secretary John Wetzel explains the unique challenges of providing for Pennsylvania's inmate population, and what his team does to get them ready for life on the outside.
Wetzel is the Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He came to the job in 2010 after decades as a corrections officer, counselor, trainer, and warden.
prison reform, mass incarceration, inmate care, U.S. correctional system, re-entry, training, support, racial disparities, mental illness, mental health treatment
Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Health Law and Policy | Inequality and Stratification | Law and Race | Law and Society | Law Enforcement and Corrections | Legal Profession | Other Education | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Cultural Anthropology
David A. Harris,
Ep. 63 - Correcting a Corrections Department,
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