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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, November 22, 2008

Julia at FireDogLake cites our research on Anamosa, Iowa and our Too Big To Ignore report in her post Who profits from private prisons?. Main St. USA also runs with the story.


by Peter Wagner, November 12, 2008

editorial thumbnailToday’s New York Times editorial page cites our report Too Big to Ignore: How Counting People in Prisons Distorted Census 2000 and calls on state and local legislators to correct the Census Bureau’s prison miscount prior to redistricting.

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