I need your help. 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 17 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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate

Will Doolittle writes about our campaign for Census reform in the Glens Falls Post-Star in Political Power of Prisons.

by Peter Wagner, November 8, 2007

Post-Star article
thumbnailWill Doolittle writes about our campaign for Census reform in the Glens Falls Post-Star in Political Power of Prisons.


by Peter Wagner, November 2, 2007

Andrea Senteno and Jay Cerrato write about the campaign for Census reform in the Gotham Gazette: Counting Convicts.


by Peter Wagner, November 1, 2007

David Sommerstein at North Country Public Radio has a 4 minute piece about St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb asking the U.S. Census Bureau to change how it counts people in prison: Inmate count debate opens old wounds.



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