Philadelphia Jail Overcrowding

A Civil Rights Law Firm in Philadelphia filed suit in Federal Court on behalf of 11 inmates in Philadelphia's jails. The suit claims that the jails are overcrowded. The city of Philadelphia had gone through a couple similar suits over the last few years that have resulted in small improvements. The real problem, though, is the way the prison system is used in this country. Rehabilitation should be the goal, not merely retribution.

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