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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

by Peter Wagner, October 9, 2008

Nathaniel Hoffman quotes Peter Wagner in this Boise Weekly article about the prison miscount:
Census bungles prison populations.


by Peter Wagner, September 29, 2008

We’ve added our newest census report Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Wisconsin to the Prisoners of the Census site.


by Peter Wagner, September 28, 2008

The Smith College Sophian previews Peter Wagner’s Tuesday talk in Expert on Voting Rights to Speak at Smith.


by Peter Wagner, September 12, 2008

Brandon White writes about the Census Bureau’s prison miscount in The 5/3 Compromise on The SuperSpade.


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.


by Peter Wagner, June 2, 2008

Aubrey Fox cites the impact of the prison miscount on the political process when he asks Can New York Break Its Incarceration Habit? in the Gotham Gazette.


by Peter Wagner, April 7, 2008

Elizabeth Tuttle writing in the Smith College Sophian covers Peter Wagner’s recent lecture:
Prison Reform Lecture Series Brought to Smith


by Peter Wagner, January 8, 2008

TomPaine.com has published Prisons Warp the Vote by PPI law clerk Brett Blank. The piece traces the pre-Reynolds history of redistricting in New Hampshire — which was based on wealth — and juxtaposes that against the prisoner miscount, where prisons are the only economic interest that gets a boost from the decennial census.

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