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.

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—Peter
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U.S. incarceration rates by race graph

Data Source: Statistics as of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010 from Correctional Population in the United States and from U.S. Census Summary File 1.. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2012)

This graph is a part of Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment.

For graphs about your state, see our 50-state report, Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity.

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  • March 3, 2015:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner and Legal Director Aleks Kajstura will be in Baltimore Maryland. Details TBA. contact us if you’d like to meet.
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