07/22/2011 - On July 21, 2011, the Philadelphia Research Initiative hosted a public Webinar to discuss the findings of its study, Philadelphia’s Less Crowded, Less Costly Jails: Taking Stock of a Year of Change and the Challenges That Remain. The report found that Philadelphia’s jail population decreased dramatically last year, due primarily to reductions among the number of individuals held pretrial and those held for alleged violations of their probation or parole. The decline appears to be largely the result of new practices and procedures adopted by the various agencies that comprise the city’s criminal justice system—with the goal of making the system more efficient.
Moderator - Larry Eichel, project director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative
Presenter – Claire Shubik-Richards, senior associate of the Philadelphia Research Initiative