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John Wetzel has served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections since January 2011. He has presided over the state's first prison-population reduction in more than four decades, as well as a restructuring of the community corrections and mental health systems and a re-engineering of internal departmental processes.

Wetzel is chair of the executive board of the Council of State Government's Justice Center and president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. A member of Harvard University's Executive Session on Community Corrections, he is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and holds honorary doctorates from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Chestnut Hill College.

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