PA: Corrections to Save $23 Million by Replacing Two Older Prisons

This is great news out of PA.  The system is shutting down two older facilities and opening a new facility.  They also state that the sentencing reform legislation is having a positive effect, resulting in a 500 reduction thus far.

Can’t say we’re doing so well in Ohio.  We’ve gone down by at least 500 inmates as a result of our sentencing reform legislation (HB 86), but that’s nowhere near what was expected.  Nor do we have the finances to construct new prisons.

Read the article here.

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