One in 28 adults in PA under correctional control

14 Feb One in 28 adults in PA under correctional control

One in 28 adults in Pennsylvania was under correctional
control at the end of 2007. Nationwide, 1 in 100 adults were
behind bars in 2008, a growth from 1 in 350 from 1980. As
of 2016, Pennsylvania’s state prison population was 117%
over capacity with over 50,000 inmates at an average cost of
$105 for each day per inmate.