State Auditor General Focuses On PA's Criminal Justice System

Reforming Pennsylvania's criminal justice system is the focus of a study being prepared by Pennsylvania's Auditor General. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the report will look into reducing the number of people jailed in Pennsylvania. There are an average of 47 thousand inmates per day in state prisons, the majority for nonviolent offenses, according to DePasquale. He adds prison costs have risen 50 percent between 2006 and 2015. The report is due in the fall.