John Wetzel

May 20, 2016

Franklin County holds Reentry Coalition Summit to highlight reentry efforts

Franklin County held its first Reentry Coalition Summit on May 17 featuring such special guests as Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel, who was instrumental in launching the Franklin County Day Reporting Center, run by GEO Reentry Services, 10 years ago. The all-day summit, sponsored in part by GEO Reentry, […]
May 8, 2015

Pennsylvania reports drop in recidivism rates in state prison system

An “exciting” drop in recidivism rates in Pennsylvania’s state corrections system demonstrates that prison reform efforts are showing concrete results in the area of public safety, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced in a release this week. The department released updated statistics that show the six-month, one-year and three-year […]
January 6, 2015

Two states selected to develop strategies for employing people with criminal records

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were recently chosen by the National Reentry Resource Center to receive assistance in developing smart strategies to help people with criminal records find employment. As researchers have found, gaining employment is a key step for many in maintaining a crime-free life following a criminal conviction. Yet finding […]
March 26, 2014

Reentry programs key to reducing recidivism in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel recently told a crowd of prison and community officials that community outreach is the key to reducing recidivism rates in Pennsylvania. Speaking at a summit to review recidivism levels in Northampton County, Pa., Wetzel reaffirmed his criminal justice reform agenda by stating that […]