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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 Alison Walsh, May 2, 2016

Tomorrow is Valley Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event for nonprofits located in western Massachusetts. And this Valley Gives Day, a generous supporter will match the first $1,000 given to the Prison Policy Initiative.

So far this year, we have had historic successes in our major campaigns:

Help us keep the pressure on the Census Bureau to change where it counts incarcerated people, on the FCC to protect families from the exploitative jail and prison phone and video visitation industries, and on the remaining jurisdictions that still suspend driver’s licenses for drug offenses that have nothing to do with driving.

Please donate before May 4th and double your impact. As always, we thank you for your support.

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