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. 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.

Through the end of 2014, your contribution will stretch twice as far thanks to a match commitment from a small group of other donors like you.

I thank you for investing in our work towards a more just tomorrow.
—Peter
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Journalists working on deadline on stories about the Census Bureau's prison miscount, the prison phone industry, jail letter bans, or sentencing enhancement zones, are likely to receive a faster response by the form below, but may also request a phone number. Either way, and on any topic, Peter Wagner will call journalists back as soon as possible.

Journalists writing stories on deadline about the Census Bureau's prison miscount, the prison phone industry, jail letter bans, or sentencing enhancement zones, you are welcome to call this google voice number (413) 961-0002 which will ring my office, cell and home phones in addition to sending me a message via the form below.

If you are not a journalist, please use the form below. -Peter Wagner, Executive Director

We also welcome old fashioned snail mail. Write to us at:
    Prison Policy Initiative
    PO Box 127
    Northampton Mass. 01061

Meet us

  • December 22, 2014:
    Peter Wagner will be on Bill Newman’s show on WHMP at 9:18am to talk about the fight for prison phone justice in Western Mass and nationwide.
  • February 20, 2015:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner, Board Member Amanda Alexander and Advisory Board Member Bruce Reilly will present on a panel entitled “The fight against mass incarceration: Combining litigation and policy work for systemic change” at RebLaw at Yale Law School from 3-4:30pm.

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Events

  • December 22, 2014:
    Peter Wagner will be on Bill Newman’s show on WHMP at 9:18am to talk about the fight for prison phone justice in Western Mass and nationwide.
  • February 20, 2015:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner, Board Member Amanda Alexander and Advisory Board Member Bruce Reilly will present on a panel entitled “The fight against mass incarceration: Combining litigation and policy work for systemic change” at RebLaw at Yale Law School from 3-4:30pm.

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