Dan Pacholke

How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

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Filmed Jan 2014 at TEDxMonroeCorrectionalComplex
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In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.

Dan Pacholke
/ Prison administrator and reformer

Dan Pacholke aims to keep the Washington State Department of Corrections on the front edge of innovation by rethinking the design of prisons, the training of officers and the education opportunities made available to inmates.  Full bio.

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