By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the current total number of incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania — 36,743 — is the lowest number since 2001.

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Wolf said reducing the number of incarcerated people is a success of his administration and that it has led to a “better, more productive quality of life” for former inmates who the state considers to be rehabilitated.

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Over 8,300 people have been released from correctional facilities since March of 2020.

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Wolf has signed over 1,500 pardons since 2015.