#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.