December 20, 2019


A 20 Year Story of Crime and Incarceration

A new infographic from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections illustrates crime trends from 1998 to 2018 and shows how the overall crime rate has changed against the backdrop of different gubernatorial administrat...

November 8, 2019

The First Year After Leaving Prison is Harder for Hispanics

"The first 72 hours after being released are crucial. Having counted down the days with scratches on a cell wall, that longed-for moment is a dream that can vanish in just three days. More than ten studies and...

June 27, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

While men compromise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 w...

June 19, 2019

June 18, 2019, Samantha Melamed - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania’s $2.6 billion correctional system now holds more than 48,000 people in state prisons and halfway houses — a figure that is more than triple what it was 30 years ago, even though the crime rate fel...

June 18, 2019

Probation and parole are designed to lower prison populations and help people succeed in the community. New data show they are having the opposite effect.

Until now, national data regarding the impact of probation violations on prison populations have been unavailable,...

May 16, 2019

May 14, 2019, Stephen Harkey - CIO Dive

We clearly live in an age where technology is evolving every day, right before our eyes. With talk of driverless cars and computers that can chat online and seem so life-like, technology continues to push us forward.

This technolog...

March 22, 2019

March 21, 2019, Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is moving to end the practice of seeking lengthy probation and parole sentences for many people in the city’s criminal justice system, a system he referred to as “mass supervision” –– the “ev...

March 5, 2019

February 26, 2019, Jorge Renaud, The Prison Policy Initiative

From arrest to sentencing, the process of sending someone to prison in America is full of rules and standards meant to guarantee fairness and predictability. An incredible amount of attention is given to the...

February 6, 2019

January 18, 2019,  The CSG Justice Center Staff - CSG Justice Center

In 2018, Pennsylvania’s state prison population decreased by more than a thousand people, or 2.2 percent, which is the largest recorded year-over-year decrease in the state’s history. The drop is...

February 4, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Philadelphia Commission for Women released their 2018 Annual Report. A reception at City Hall for the release featured special guests including fellows of the People’s Paper Co-op who authored "Women's Bill of Rights: A Blueprint for Keeping Women F...

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