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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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—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate

by Peter Wagner, November 25, 2009

The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network has twice featured our work on their blog in the last week or so. One article by George Pillsbury features our research on Mississippi, and another on our work behind the New York TimesGerrymandering: Pure and Corrupt editorial.


by Peter Wagner, November 17, 2009

Peter Wagner is quoted in Pennsylvania inmates prepare to ship out in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania’s failed parole policies have led to an overcrowding crisis that states with better policies will be profiting from.


by Peter Wagner, November 3, 2009

Joyce Russell reports for Iowa Public Radio on the end of prison-based gerrymandering in Anamosa, where the first election without a district that is almost entirely prisoners is taking place. Listen: mp3. Transcript here. Peter Wagner is interviewed.

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