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I co-founded the Prison Policy Initiative to put the problem of mass incarceration — and the perverse incentives that fuel it — on the national agenda. Over the last 16 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and protected the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. Our reports untangle the statistics and recruit new allies.

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New Book: Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice

by Peter Wagner, June 19, 2006

book cover for indefensible

David Feige’s great new book, Indefensible : One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice came out two weeks ago. Written by the former trial chief of the Bronx Defenders, Indefensible chronicles one day in the life of a public defender in the South Bronx. It’s a fast, exciting and very important book.

Read the book and David’s blog today.

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