Bustin’ Walls – Episode 4: Meet Librarian Jeri Stewart – Life at a Prison Library

This is a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections podcast where listeners get a real look inside the field of corrections with one of the top DOCs in the nation.

This episode of “Bustin’ Walls” features an interview with SCI Mahanoy librarian Jeri Stewart. In this informative episode, Jeri talks about how she became a prison librarian and why she finds the job so rewarding and fulfilling. She talks about the many offerings within the Mahanoy libraries and why access to libraries is important to inmates. And she brings us up to date her prison “Reading Challenge” that has helped encourage inmates to discover new books and expand their knowledge.

“Safe Return” – Philadelphia

In this podcast, listeners hear from Deputy Secretary for Field Services Christian Stephens. We learn about his employment background and also about the upcoming “Safe Return” which is set for May 1 – 3, 2018, in Philadelphia

Event:  Safe Return
Date:     May 1-3, 2018
Time:    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Location:  Enon Tabernacle Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave.

Updating Educational Computers

Updating Educational Computers

Recorded on October 3, 2017, DOC Bureau of Correction Education Director Terri Fazio talks about how her bureau is working with the DOC’s Bureau of Information Technology to update inmate education computers.