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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...

In November 2015, Tom Zeager tasked me to carry out a mission that he had long envisioned as being of vital importance to...

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...

Sixty-three of the 67 Pennsylvania counties jails are holding about 50,000 inmates. About 70% of these inmates are awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail....