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.READ MORE: Woodland Hills High School Moves To Virtual Instruction Due To 'Credible Threats' After Fights At School
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.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Rescued After Canoe Flips On Allegheny River Near Sharpsburg
Over 8,300 people have been released from correctional facilities since March of 2020.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Man Charged With Locking Woman In Storage Unit Will Stand Trial
Wolf has signed over 1,500 pardons since 2015.