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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Videos

On this page we have our own videos, videos that we are featured in, and videos inspired by our work.

Videos by the Prison Policy Initiative

One of the worst ideas to come out of the War on Drugs: Sentencing Enhancement Zones

Prison gerrymandering in Massachusetts: The Census Bureau's prison miscount & town meeting

Why Jails Should Not Ban Letters from Home

The High Cost of Calls Home from the Hampden County Jail

How Prison-based Gerrymandering Changes District Lines

How Massachusetts Can Avoid Prison-based Gerrymandering


Videos featuring the Prison Policy Initiative

2014 David Carliner Public Interest Award Presentation
American Constitution Society, June 2014:

Prison-Based Gerrymandering section from the movie Gerrymandering, by Jeff Reichert:

Dismal Prisons, HuffPost Live, June 13, 2013

Prisons rob inmates by gouging phone call prices, RT America News, January 4, 2013

Hi-Priced Cell Calls, Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, December 12, 2012

Prison-industrial complex charges inmates enormous fees for phone calls, RT America News, November 20, 2012

Hack For Western Mass: Prison Policy Initiative, NCTV, June 25, 2013

Federal Communications Commission Workshop on Reforming Inmate Calling Services Rates, July 10, 2013

Federal Communications Commission Workshop on Further Reform of Inmate Calling Services, July 9, 2014


Videos inspired by the Prison Policy Initiative

Mass Incarceration in the United States, by Hank Green of Vlog Brothers, Kurzgesagt, and Visual.ly.

So You Want to Be a Legislator by Bruce Reilly:


Redistricting and the Prison Population by students at DePauw University:


Defending Prison-Based Gerrymandering, from the TV series Oz:


Prison Proliferation by Paul Rucker:

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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Invite us to your city, college or organization.

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