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About 85,000 people in Pennsylvania are incarcerated in state and county prisons. One cause of this overcrowding is the number of people who receive a sentence of life without parole. This sentence leads to what is often called the "graying" of Pennsylvania’s prisons; inmates who don’t receive parole are aging within the prison system. We spoke with Julia Hall, Ph.D, a professor and coordinator of the Criminal Justice Department at Drexel University, current board member and former president of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, about this trend, its implications, and possible solutions.