My Family Votes initially chose to focus on these issues because candidates took positions on them during the 2017 Primary. We continue to feature them during the General Election because of their major impact on the Black community. 

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*Note: Info about infographic data

The information contained in our infographic was obtained from credible public sources. However, officials from the City of Philadelphia are claiming reductions in the number of people waiting in jail for trial. Details of those changes have not been made public, and we have not been able to obtain them from the City. Therefore, we will continue to use the numbers we obtained during the spring of 2017 until updated numbers are published.

Note: There has been no reduction in the number of people who are cycling through the system 30K+.
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