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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.

But now, more than ever, we need your help to put data & compassion into the conversation. Any gift you can make today will be matched by other donors and go twice as far.

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by Peter Wagner, July 23, 2007

New York Times editorialThe New York Times cited our Phantom Constituents in the Empire State report in today’s editorial Phantom Voters in New York.

by Peter Wagner, July 19, 2007

Republican article thumbnailOur report about how the Census burdens New York counties is receiving a lot of great press. Various versions of an Associated Press article have appeared in the Albany Times Union, the Daily Freeman, the Syracuse Post-Standard and in papers across upstate New York.

by Peter Wagner, July 18, 2007

We released a new report, “Phantom constituents in the Empire State: How outdated Census Bureau methodology burdens New York counties” today.

by Peter Wagner, July 16, 2007

book thumbnailOur long-time GIS Analyst, Rose Heyer, has a two-page color map, “The American Archipelago: U.S. Prison Proliferation 1900-2004 published in a new book Warfare in the American Homeland edited by Joy James. The new map updates her earlier map, U.S. Prison Proliferation 1900-2000.

by Peter Wagner, July 14, 2007

The July/August issue of Dollars & Sense magazine has a new article by PPI Policy Analyst Will Goldberg Imprisoned in Low Wages: Limited access to education for people in prison leads to economic exclusion.

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