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.