RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Offenders Leaving DOC to Have Photo IDs
December 22, 2011

It has long been recognized that treatment, other community services, and employment are delayed when an offender leaves the Department of Corrections (DOC) has no photo identification. PCPA has advocated and worked closely with the Pennsylvania Prison Society and others for years to develop ways to make this a reality. Mary Finck, Reentry Program Manager, DOC, announced at the December PCPA Criminal Justice Committee that sometime in 2012 all offenders will leave the institution with a photo ID. This important change is a result of Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel’s leadership and understanding of the importance of reducing recidivism and the role that timely access to treatment and other community services play.

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