Governor Wolf joined Congressman Dwight Evans, Senator Larry Farnese, Representative Donna Bullock, legislators, and advocacy groups in a call-to-action for criminal justice reforms to refocus the system on rehabilitation and provide consistency and uniformity in the system.
Governor Wolf applauded and thanked the Senate for unanimous passage of a package of justice reinvestment initiatives, known as JRI 2, introduced by Senator Stewart Greenleaf.
Governor Wolf joined Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, legislators, and advocacy groups in a call-to-action for criminal justice reforms that are long overdue and necessary to provide consistency and uniformity in the system.
GO-TIME: Corrections on Course to Save over $35 Million on Inmate Care Through Federal, State PartnershipsJanuary 08, 2018
The Department of Corrections has reduced medical costs for inmates by $14.5 million over the past two years – while maintaining or improving care – by leveraging federal and state programs and innovative partnerships, according to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME).
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, has been awarded a federal grant totaling almost $280,000 to implement crisis intervention training (CIT) for staff members in community corrections centers, mental health contracted providers and parole supervision.