John Wetzel

John Wetzel


John Wetzel

John Wetzel’s, Pennsylvania’s secretary of corrections, career in corrections began in 1989 as an officer at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility. He transferred to the Berks County Prison, where he was a correctional officer, treatment counselor, supervisor of treatment services and training academic director until becoming warden of the Franklin County Jail in 2002.

Wetzel '98 was appointed as the state Board of Pardons’ corrections expert in June 2007 and confirmed as secretary of corrections in 2011. He and his wife, Theresa, are the parents of four daughters.