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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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate

Geography of Punishment report released

by Peter Wagner, July 26, 2008

cover of the reportToday we published our newest report: The Geography of Punishment: How Huge Sentencing Enhancement Zones Harm Communities, Fail to Protect Children. Also see Jo-Ann Moriarty’s coverage in Springfield’s The Republican: Drug free zones facing review.

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