Educating Inmates on Financial Literacy

Becky MacDicken is an outreach specialist for the PA Department of Banking and Securities who spends many of her days inside our state prisons as she educates incarcerated individuals on the importance of finances. She teaches inmates about a variety of financial topics, including credit, banking, scams, budgeting, investing and so much more, and she works to prepare them to make wise financial decisions so they can succeed. In this month’s episode of the PA Prisons and Parole Podcast, Becky discusses her experiences working with inmates and reentrants, why she loves her job and what changes reentrants should be aware of in the financial world. She also discusses scams that reentrants — and non-reentrants — should be on the lookout for.