Study: 0.36% of Pa. Residents Incarcerated
December 17, 2020
The number of incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania stands at 355 per 100,000 residents, the 25th highest rate among the 50 states, according to data from the Sentencing Project.
A total of 45,485 people are imprisoned in Pa., according to the study, which also reported that 180,901 residents were on probation.
Other issues quantified in the Sentencing Project numbers include racial disparities, the number of juveniles in custody and spending on states’ corrections systems. The nonprofit group obtains its data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and National Association of State Budget Officers.
The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world, with 2.2 million people behind bars, according to the Sentencing Project. The number of Americans in prison or jail has increased fivefold over the last four decades, the researchers found.
Changes in public policies and laws have been driving this increase, the study says. The result has been serious overcrowding problems in prisons and added financial burdens for states, according to the data. formation leading to an arrest.
Police have not released details about the investigation. Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross was only able to confirm that Slippy’s death was a homicide and that the investigation is ongoing.