Pracademically Speaking: The Basics of BetaGov

Introducing a new series of Lockup Lowdown: Pracademically Speaking, a series hosted by Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, DOC’s director of planning, research and statistics. Bucklen is also the agency’s lead for BetaGov.

In this first episode, meet Angela Hawken, PhD, a professor at NYU and founding director of BetaGov. Later in the episode, Bureau of Community Corrections Director Daniel McIntyre discusses what BCC is and how BetaGov has helped.

What Is Correctional Industries?

Many inmates have the opportunity to learn a skill and work a paying job while serving their sentence in prison thanks to Correctional Industries. In this episode of “Lockup Lowdown,” meet CI Director Khelleh Konteh and Sales and Marketing Manager Tracey McCullough. They explain how CI works, who is eligible, what they make and much more about this critical aspect of PA DOC.