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Female Pa. lawmakers hope to help incarcerated women with series of bills

Women and girls make up the fastest-growing population in U.S. prisons — and African-American and Hispanic women represent a disproportionate number of those behind bars.

Female Pa. lawmakers hope to help incarcerated women with series of bills

What connects Philadelphia with Pittsburgh? Altoona with Allegheny National Forest? Harrisburg with Happy Valley? Amish Country with Coal Country?

Quite a lot, actually.

While most media in the state focus locally, Keystone Crossroads explores the stories that matter across the commonwealth, reported with all Pennsylvanians in mind. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating on this project to create in-depth and insightful journalism on key topics that reverberate from the Statehouse to the streets and back again: government accountability, public education, changing communities, and criminal justice.

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