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.

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

I thank you for your investment in our work towards a more just tomorrow.
—Peter
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Graph showing that Holyoke and Springfield have higher incarceration rates than other cities in Massachusetts

Data Source: MA DOC, Counties Inmates Released to in 2010, Appendix, & U.S. Census). (Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2012)

Evidence of differential incarceration rates: Number of men released by the DOC in 2010 by the place they returned to, per 10,000 adult men in that community.

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