Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Acting Secretary George Little announced that the department is suspending in-person visitation at all state correctional institutions from Jan. 27 through Feb. 28, 2022. The move will allow facilities to more effectively allocate staff amid a... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced his intention to name George Little to serve as Acting Secretary of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Little will replace outgoing Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, who is leaving to enter the private sector. "George Little has extensive leadership experience in the public... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration recognized the staff of PA Correctional Industries (PCI), along with a dedicated group of incarcerated workers, for creating and distributing masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and other items throughout the pandemic; particularly during the spring of 2020 when demand... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel announced additional steps the department is taking to keep the incarcerated population protected against COVID-19. Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, incarcerated individuals will be assigned to housing units based on their vaccination status. Additionally,... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Following the successful reintroduction of in-person inmate visitation at five Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in May and early June, the DOC Secretary John Wetzel announced that three additional facilities have finalized plans to welcome back visitors. The latest facilities... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) recently updated its website to include a new tool that allows users to more effectively track packages sent to loved ones incarcerated in DOC facilities. Items including books, calendars, photo books, and magazines must be shipped directly... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA -- Department of Corrections (DOC) officials are highlighting a different employee group for their work to support the department, its mission and the inmates at the state's 24 state correctional facilities, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past week officials recognized medical... Read More.
Houtzdale, PA – People are concerned that their loved ones in prison could be at risk for COVID-19, especially in an enclosed environment. We heard from one woman who wished to remain anonymous, who was worried about her fiance who is an inmate in SCI... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Following Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement earlier today of mitigation measures in Pennsylvania, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced that, effective tomorrow, March 13, and for a period of 14 days, inmate visits at all state correctional institutions are cancelled. In addition,... Read More.