I need your help.
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 17 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

Give back to PPI and shop Amazon, at the same time!

If you shop Amazon, support PPI by using Amazon Smile!

by Bernadette Rabuy, November 26, 2014

“My donations go a long way with PPI. I like knowing that I am helping a small organization do big things.” –Ruth Greenwood, PPI Board Member and Fellow at the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Here at PPI, we pride ourselves in what we continue to accomplish with our modest budget and small staff. With Giving Tuesday and holiday shopping just around the corner, we wanted to identify a simple but meaningful way that you can help PPI reach our goals that include ending prison gerrymandering and protecting families of incarcerated people from exorbitant phone call rates.

If you are someone who shops at Amazon, can you support PPI by using Amazon Smile?

How it works:

  1. Go to this link and tell Amazon that you want to support the Prison Policy Initiative: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3671130
  2. Instead of shopping at www.amazon.com, make your purchases on Amazon’s special site: smile.amazon.com. Everything, including the prices, is exactly the same. One easy way to remember to shop Amazon Smile is to bookmark the link above!
  3. As long as you remember to shop from smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to PPI.

We thank you in advance and wish you the happiest of holidays!

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