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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,...

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