Pennsylvania profile


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Pennsylvania from 1978 to 2015 Also see these Pennsylvania graphs:


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Pennsylvania

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in PA as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, and Blacks in Pennsylvania prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 92,000 Pennsylvania residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 367,000 Pennsylvania residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Graph showing the number of people in Pennsylvania jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.


Our other articles about Pennsylvania


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Events

  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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