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Prison Overcrowding

(The Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, in Northeast Philadelphia.  City of Phila. photo)

Lawsuit Rekindled Over Philadelphia Prison Crowding

Civil rights attorney David Rudovsky says Philadelphia’s prison population has jumped by more than 2,000 in the past year and a half.


(Pennsylvania state senator Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montco, listens as  state auditor general Jack Wagner speaks at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes For Prison Alternatives For Nonviolent Offenders

Pennsylvania could save millions on prison costs if the state made better use of alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders, according to state auditor general Jack Wagner.