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Williamsport, Pa.—May 14, 2017—The Lycoming County Reentry Service Center (RSC) will host a graduation, or transition celebration, for almost 30 probationers who have successfully completed the intensive treatment program. Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts, Prison Warden Kevin DeParlos and Commissioner Tony Mussare will speak at the event. An open house will follow the graduation….

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa.,—May 15, 2017—Luzerne County and GEO Reentry Services, the operator of an innovative community-based day reporting center for probationers in Luzerne, will host a graduation, or transition ceremony, for 39 probationers who have successfully completed the intensive reentry program at the Luzerne County Reentry Service Center (RSC).  Honorable Judge Michael Vough will be the…

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—The Dauphin County Reentry Service Center (RSC) will host a graduation, or transition ceremony, to recognize re-entrants who have successfully completed the intensive reentry program. The special guest speaker will be State Representative Patty Kim. What: Transition Ceremony Who: Dauphin County Reentry Service Center Speaker State Representative Patty Kim When: Monday, May 1, 2017 6 to…

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April 27, 2016 5:19 PM By Dave Crawley PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — No one wants to go to prison. But once they’re out, what’s to keep former inmates from going right back to the lives they had before? For many, an intense reentry program can be the key to a new life. It’s graduation day! Program…

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The Patriot-News A 2013 study found that six in 10 offenders released from Pennsylvania state prisons recidivated within three years. Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel referenced the report as the first step toward measuring progress in community corrections. >> Read More. 

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The Sun Gazette Community reentry has become a focus of a movement to rethink the way the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania handles its offenders and prison programs. Troy Edwards, reentry services coordinator for the Department of Corrections, spoke at the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s 225th anniversary celebration in May 2013 and emphasized the need for “evidence-based and…

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The Patriot-News New Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel wants to change the way the Commonwealth handles prisons and offender reentry. Wetzel spoke of spending less on prisons and providing offenders community support to break the cycle of crime. >> Read More.

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