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Sixty-three of the 67 Pennsylvania counties have jails combined holding in excess of 35,000 inmates on any given day. County Jails cost taxpayers an...

The prison population swelled 500% since 1980 even though the total population only grew 7% and the crime rate decreased. One in 28 adults...

90% of prisoners will be released back into our communities. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections released 18,417 inmates from state prisons. The...

More than half of Pennsylvania’s prisoners have children. Children with parents in prison have a seven times greater chance of being incarcerated. More than...

When connected with mentors, ex-offenders remained in the program an average of 9.7 months versus 6.6 months for those without mentors and were...

Estimates show that 70-80% of prisoners have a drug or alcohol addiction. Twenty-seven percent of inmates have some form of mental illness....

More than 50% of Pennsylvania’s prisoners have children. Children with parents in prison have a five times greater chance of being incarcerated....

Pennsylvania citizens must annually pay out about $42,000 for each state prisoner and about $26,000 annually for those in county jails. Prisoners who are 65...