Wetzel Leaving as Pa. Prisons Chief, Governor Wolf Names Acting Successor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel is soon leaving the job he’s held for a more than decade.  Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday Wetzel will be replaced by George Little, a top administrator at the agency. Little has served Corrections as a deputy secretary overseeing community corrections, parole and probation field supervision services, and parole re-entry operations. Wetzel was first named to the job in 2011 by then-Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican. His last day with the state is Oct. 1, and he plans to work in the private sector. Little joined the state prison system as director of community corrections in 2016 before becoming an executive deputy secretary.