State Correction Population June 2015 - Current, Corrections

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 23 Oct 2017

One of the governor’s goals related to public safety is the Deparment of Corrections will reduce its state correction population by 5% by 2020. DOC overall total population directly drives the Department’s budget. The baseline for the goal is the total population on June 30, 2015. On June 30, 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections overall population was 50,366. This dataset contains the total number of state corrections population in the Department’s custody at the end of each month, including those in prison, in contracted county jails, in community phases of the State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) program, in Parole Violator Centers (PVCs), and on temporary transfer to other jurisdictions. DOC publishes a Monthly Population Report to the DOC Website (www.cor.pa.gov). The information published to the website includes the data set and breakdown of populations in each institution.

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This dataset has the following 7 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
InstitutioninstitutiontextInstitutions such as prison, in contracted county jails, in community phases of the State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) program, in Parole Violator Centers (PVCs), and on temporary transfer to other jurisdictions.
Institution Typeinstitution_typetextName of the State Correctional Institution.
CountycountytextPennsylvania County in which the institution is located.
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartextState Fiscal Year that corresponds with the Month of the data being reported.
Datedatecalendar_dateThe month that corresponds with the data being reported. Recording as of the last day of that month.
Corrections Populationcorrections_populationnumberSize of population as of the date in the date column.
Address + Lat/Longlocation_1locationAddress combination column. There are many Community Corrections Center and Community Contract Facilities locations in each region that change frequently therefore address is N/A.