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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, January 28, 2009

Friend of PPI Professor Ben Trachtenberg has won the American Bar Association 2009 Ross Essay Contest for Incarceration Policy Strikes Out.


by Peter Wagner, January 26, 2009

Ann Coppola profiles our Prisoners of the Census work on Corrections.com in her article Democratic Distortion.


by Peter Wagner, January 26, 2009

Tim Swenson cites our The Prison Index book in his The Hoya column Rehab, Not Relapse.


by Peter Wagner, January 15, 2009

Shlomit Auciello writes about our Maine report in the Herald Gazette:
Policy group calls RSU 13 apportionment unconstitutional.


by Peter Wagner, January 14, 2009

I’ve added our newest report, Phantom Constituents in Maine’s Regional School Unit 13: How the Census Bureau’s outdated method of counting prisoners harms democracy.

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