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 or older can
cost between $65,000 and $100,000 per year in part to
increased medical care....
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. Our jails
are filled with the poor....