By Jeffrey Benzing | PublicSource | Oct. 21, 2014
Death in prison is not rare.
In Pennsylvania, one in 10 inmates is sentenced to life in prison. Because state law gives them no possibility of parole, nearly all of more than 5,300 inmates serving life terms will eventually die inside prison walls.
Dollars in the ad race
Here are the totals spent on TV ads by the PA gubernatorial candidates. Check back for weekly updates.
Numbers are frequently revised to reflect actual money spent on ads that run, as opposed to the cost of ads initially ordered.
In politics, money is power. PublicSource and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believe you should know who's influencing the state's top election. So, we're following the money for you. Check back often for updates on who's contributing to the governor's race.
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