A portrait of Peter Wagner.
Peter Wagner
Executive Director
I need your help. The Prison Policy Initiative is at the forefront of the movement for criminal justice reform. We’ve protected our democracy from the prison system and the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. And our timely and accessible reports recruit new and stronger allies to our movement.

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—Peter Wagner
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Graphs by PPI staff:

  • Types of correctional control by size (Created: 2015)
  • Crime, perceptions of crime and perceptions of crime-fighters

    Death penalty

    Economics

    Incarceration Rates, U.S.

    International comparisons

    Internet access

    Prison Gerrymandering

    Private Prisons

    Race, ethnicity, age, gender & the prison population

    Sentencing Enhancement Zones

    State-Specific

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    Meet us

    • February 9, 2016:
      Executive Director Peter Wagner will be in Providence Rhode Island to testify in support of H7400 and ending prison gerrymandering at the House Judiciary Committee.
    • February 10, 2016:
      Executive Director Peter Wagner, Legal Director Aleks Kajstura, and Policy and Communications Associate Alison Walsh will be at a press conference in Room 1A at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to call for an end to prison gerrymandering in Connecticut.

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    Events

    • February 9, 2016:
      Executive Director Peter Wagner will be in Providence Rhode Island to testify in support of H7400 and ending prison gerrymandering at the House Judiciary Committee.
    • February 10, 2016:
      Executive Director Peter Wagner, Legal Director Aleks Kajstura, and Policy and Communications Associate Alison Walsh will be at a press conference in Room 1A at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to call for an end to prison gerrymandering in Connecticut.

    Not near you?
    Invite us to your city, college or organization.