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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections operates as one team, embraces diversity, and commits to enhancing public safety. We are proud of our reputation as leaders in the corrections field. Our mission is to reduce criminal behavior by providing individualized treatment and education to offenders, resulting in successful community reintegration through accountability and positive change.

What's New...


Learn about Medication Assisted Treatment
VIDEO - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 
DOC Secretary John Wetzel explains the DOC's MAT program, who's eligible and why it is necessary.
Visit our new page devoted to this approach.
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We post our news as it happens HERE on our online newsletter, "Correctional Newsfront"
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Click HERE to be taken to our interactive services map
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Learn how you can register to receive notifications of major prison emergencies HERE
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Listen to Secretary Wetzel

NEW!! Treating Addiction in PA Prisons to Reduce Crime (11/19/2015)
Secretary Wetzel appears on Comcast Newsmakers
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NPR’s Morning Edition (11/02/2015)
Pa. Corrections Officials Explore Reducing Incarceration Rates
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KIRO Radio, Seattle (09/29/2015)
Preparing ex-cons to live next door to you
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WFMZ-TV (07/20/2015)
Business Matters:  50% of Released Inmates Return to Jail – What needs to change?


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