Conversations from Penn State: Bernard Kerik

About the Guest

Bernard Kerik’s career in military service and law enforcement spanned thirty years and earned him more than 100 awards as well as national attention. In 2004, he was tapped by President George W. Bush to serve as secretary of homeland security. This nomination led to a federal investigation, which ultimately resulted in Kerik serving three years in prison on multiple felony convictions.  Released in October 2013, Kerik now uses his unique perspective to advocate for justice and prison reform. He resides with his wife, Hala, and his two youngest daughters in New Jersey.

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