William Nagel

Southern Exposure Contributor

William Nagel has been the executive vice president of the American Foundation, incorporated, and director of its Institute of Corrections since 1969. He also served as vice chairman of the Governor’s Justice Commission, Pennsylvania 's criminal justice planning agency. He began his career as a case worker for the Pennsylvania Prison Society. Nagel then served as the assistant superintendent of a New Jersey correctional institution from 1949 to 1960; director of the Pennsylvania Council on Crime and Delinquency from 1960 to 1964; and executive secretary of the Council for Human Services in the Pennsylvania governor’s office from 1964 to 1969. A resident of Yardley, Pennsylvania, Mr. Nagel has served on numerous state and national councils on crime and corrections and has written many articles for professional journals. His book, The New Red Barn: A Critical Look at the Modern Prison System, was published by Walker in 1973. (1978)

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