The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) are jointly responsible for managing various administrative processes that are key drivers of the state prison population. These key areas of joint DOC/PBPP operations which affect the prison population include:
Interviews - Parole Board capacity for scheduling and conducting parole interviews
Pending Release - Inmates approved for parole but still pending release from prison for various reasons
Release - The number of inmates released onto parole supervision, either in a community corrections center (halfway house) or at home
Parole Violator – Re-admission to PA DOC custody for a parole violation
The primary objective of this dashboard is to provide a tool for monitoring/managing progress towards improvements in these areas which will enable more efficient management of the prison population. By achieving improvements in these areas, the ultimate outcomes will be cost reduction, public safety enhancement, and prison population reduction.
This is a monthly Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole reentrant employment status by county starting in the calendar year of January 2018 - current. Updates will be loaded monthly as they become available.
Reentrant is a former inmate who is on parole. Former referred to as a parolee.
This data is the monthly number of inmates who are incarcerated and have a minimum sentence of 2 years or less by county who are participating in vocational training, the average number of hours in vocational training, and the number of inmates with vocational certifications