Technical violations fuel Philadelphia’s jail overcrowding

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Philadelphia is committed to shrinking its county jail population. But that effort may be undermined by the increasing percentage of inmates who are being held on so-called “detainer orders,” often stemming from technical violations of probation or parole.

CityandstatePA.com reporter Ryan Briggs examined the situation recently and joined NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to take a closer look. Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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