Policy Point of the Day Archive

August 05, 2019

According to Statista, North America, China, and Western Europe are expected to own the majority of the world’s self-driving fleet by 2035. North America is expected to own 29%, China is expected to own 24%, and Western Europe is expected to own 20%.

August 01, 2019

According to DOC, the PA prison population declined by 2% since 2017 and continues the trend of a decreasing prison population in six of the last seven years.

July 31, 2019

The Prison Policy Initiative has noted that $80 billion is spent annually on corrections facilities compared to $68 billion in the discretionary budget of the US Department of Education.

July 30, 2019

A 2018 Bureau of Justice report found that almost 2.2 million adults were held in US prisons and jails at the end of 2016. This population would make prisons the 4th biggest US city.

July 29, 2019

A Color of Change-ACLU report has calculated that the bail bond industry generates an annual profit of $2 billion.