Challenges facing the American corrections system.
Jun 23, 2021
Edward Sweeney, CEO Sweeney Corrections
Challenges facing the American corrections system.

Edward Sweeney spent 32 years working for the Lehigh County Department of Corrections, starting as a corrections officer in 1984. Ed rose through the ranks and spent his final 17 years with Lehigh County serving as the Director of Corrections, responsible for the jail, the community corrections center, and juvenile detention.  After retiring from county service in 2017, Ed started Sweeney Corrections Consulting, LLC., providing expert witness services relating to civil rights litigations across the country, serving as an auditor for the U.S. Department of Justice, and providing varied operational consulting services for jails.


Ed is a graduate of DeSales University, formerly known as the College of St. Francis de Sales and he maintains several professional certifications and credentials relating to the field of corrections.


Today Ed will be talking about the state of corrections in general and the challenges and realities of COVID-19 in jails and prisons.