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.
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Atlases, indices, and broad-based source material

  • Criminal Justice Primer 2009 [PDF]
    Sentencing Project, February, 2009
    “An overview of nine policy priorities in criminal and juvenile justice reform that address issues of reentry, sentencing, racial disparity and crime prevention.”
  • Smart on Crime Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress, [PDF]
    2009 Criminal Justice Transition Coalition, November, 2008
    “The 2009 Criminal Justice Transition Coalition's collaborative report identifying critical needs for federal policy reform for President-elect Barack Obama's agenda.”
  • Strengthening Public Safety, Increasing Accountability, and Instituting Fiscal Responsibility in the Department of Correction, [PDF]
    Governor's Commission on Corrections Reform, June, 2004
    (Massachusetts, the Harshbarger Commission)
  • Prison Policy Initiative Atlas [Website]
    Prison Policy Initiative, February, 2004
    (Maps of disenfranchisement, death penalty, incarceration, prison construction and more in the U.S. and internationally)
  • The Prison Index: Taking the Pulse of the Crime Control Industry,
    Prison Policy Initiative and Western Prison Project, March, 2003
  • Crime and Justice Atlas 2001 Update [PDF]
    U.S. Department of Justice, 2001
  • Crime and Justice Atlas 2000 [PDF]
    U.S. Department of Justice, June, 2000
    “As our criminal justice system undergoes many changes and interventions, it is important that we continually reexamine the practices, policies, and philosophies that guide us.”

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