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PA Department Of Corrections suspends in-person visitation

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.

PA DOC Secretary Wetzel leaves for public sector

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.

Department of Corrections recognized for creating PPE, sanitizer

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.

DOC suspends in-person visitation for unvaccinated inmates

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.

DOC launches online tool to track packages sent to inmates

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.