We have designed a program with the Pennsylvania Prison Society to advance collaborative urban/rural efforts among criminal justice reform advocates, community activists, and county jail decision-makers to reduce incarceration rates and improve jail conditions in Adams County and Philadelphia County.
Adams County, PA
Population density: 197 people per square mile
89% white, 7% Hispanic, 2% black
Median age: 43
President Trump won 66% of the vote in '16 in Adams County.
75% increase in commitments to state prison between 2006 and 2015
Population density: 11,380 people per square mile
42% black, 37% white, 12% Hispanic
Median age: 34
President Trump won 15% of the vote in '16 in Philadelphia County.
Incarceration rates in Philadelphia County have declined significantly