Economic impact of the prisons on Huntingdon
County and the inmate rehabilitation process.
Executive Deputy Secretary
of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections,
Shirley Moore Smeal
Ms. Moore Smeal is currently the Executive Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, a position she has held since April 2010. As Chief Operating Officer, she is administratively responsible for the day-to-day operations of a 50,000 inmate system and ultimately responsible to oversee the 16,000 staff members.
Moore Smeal began her career in corrections in 1987 as a clerk typist at SCI Huntingdon and was promoted to purchasing agent at SCI Smithfield in 1988. She later was promoted to corrections superintendent’s assistant at SCI Albion, a position she held until 1999, when she was promoted to unit manager at SCI Camp Hill. In 2001, she was appointed as the executive assistant to the Secretary of Corrections and Deputy Secretary for Administration. She moved progressively up the correctional ranks serving in increasingly responsible positions of deputy superintendent, superintendent of SCI Muncy, regional deputy secretary, and acting secretary of corrections.
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