Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pennsylvania To Send 2,000 Inmates To Other States

In February Pennsylvania will send 2,000 inmates to state prisons in Michigan and Virginia. 1,000 inmates will go to facilities in each state. The move is happening because of overcrowding in state prisons. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Press Secretary Susan McNaughton says it will cost slightly less per day to house the inmates in the facilities and that it will help to relieve the pressure put on the state correctional institutions by lowering the already high inmate population. The inmates moving will all be male, have had little or no visitors, no medical or mental health problems and have at least three years remaining on their sentences.

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