(Center Square) – As of October 1, the number of individuals imprisoned in Pennsylvania prison facilities is the lowest since 2001.
The current population of 36,743 inmates reflects a decline of more than 8,300 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
During the pandemic, the Correctional Bureau promoted parole dismissal and maximization of parole, considered parole detainees in county and state prisons, facilitated the process of releasing re-entrants, and implemented a temporary deferment program. bottom.
“My administration has taken a comprehensive approach to reducing prison population, focusing on rehabilitation of imprisoned men and women and post-imprisonment opportunities. While ensuring public safety, I We are proud of our successful efforts, “said Governor Tom Wolfe in a news release.
The Corrections Bureau recently launched a publicly available interactive dashboard that tracks state prison population, number of parolees, recidivism, and other important data over the last two decades.
Pennsylvania’s imprisoned population reaches its lowest level in 20 years | State
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