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After 2 Years of Declines, Philadelphia Prison Populaton Rises

The city's prison population is on the rise again.

The Pew Chartiable Trusts Philadelphia Research Initiative reported Thursday that 8,732 people were behind bars in June, an 8.5 percent increase from the same point last year.

Pew said the population numbers have been higher every month this year than they were in 2011.

Read the full article at philly.com

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