State's Inmate Numbers Rising

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer


03/21/2010 - Although the number of state prisoners nationwide is on the decline for the first time in almost 40 years, Pennsylvania's prison population continues to spike - with no relief in sight.

Pennsylvania had a 4.3 percent increase in prisoners last year, according to a study released last week by the Pew Center on the States. New Jersey's prison population, in contrast, fell 2.3 percent.

Read the entire article State's Inmate Numbers Rising at the Philadelphia Inquirer Web site.

 

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