Peter Wagner, Executive Director
I need your help. For more than a decade, the Prison Policy Initiative has been at the forefront of the movement to expose how mass incarceration undermines our national welfare. With a lot of hard work and generous support from a small network of individual donors, we've won major civil rights victories in local governments, state legislatures and even the Supreme Court. But our long-term viability depends on people like you investing in our work.

Can you stand up for smart and effective justice policy by joining our small network of donors today? You can make a one-time gift, or even become one of our sustaining monthly donors.

I thank you for your investment in our work towards a more just tomorrow.
—Peter
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Incarceration clock

Put the incarceration clock on your website in 3 easy steps

Feel free to include the incarceration clock on your website. We ask only that you leave the credit line intact and use the version of the script on our server. We update the clock at least twice a year based on the newest statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Step 1

Put this code in the <head></head> of your page:

<script src="http://static.prisonpolicy.org/scripts/clock.js" 
language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Step 2

Change your <body> tag to read:

<body onload="startclock()">

Step 3

Put this code in the <body></body> of your page:

<form name="clock" onsubmit="0" action=""> 
<p>As of <span id="clockface">--:--:-- -.-.</span> 
today, there are an estimated <span id="prisonpop">-,---,---,
</span> people in U.S. prisons and jails.
<span class="credit"> (Source: 
<a href="http://www.prisonpolicy.org">
Prison Policy Initiative</a>)</span></p></form>