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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, October 20, 2009

Writing in the Watertown Daily Times, Daniel Jenkins calls for the Census Bureau to report prison populations separately so that counties like Franklin County, NY, can continue to draw districts without regard to the prison populations: Census must take prisoners into account.

by Peter Wagner, October 9, 2009

Max Davies cites our census research in a UW-Oshkosh Advance-Titan editorial: U.S., Wisconsin fast becoming a nation of prisoners.

by Peter Wagner, October 8, 2009

Advocate newspaper coverMaureen Turner writes about our new report released today, Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Massachusetts in an excellent story in the Valley Advocate: The Prison Town Advantage: Inmates who can’t vote nevertheless add to the power of the politicians who don’t represent them.

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