In this episode of the 360 Justice Podcast, Eli Gage and Tony Turpin are joined by John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, to discuss how his department has used data to drive their response to the current pandemic and inform their approach to population reduction. Wetzel also explores his time as a former warden of Franklin County Jail and how his county was able to reduce operating costs by establishing an effective preventive maintenance program.

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CGL was originally commissioned by Franklin County, Pennsylvania in 2001 to explore historical and current features of Franklin County that may affect the jail population, build several models based on these features, and project future prison population and crowding. Once these were identified, CGL experts provided short-term solutions for the County to consider. Next, the…

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