Fact sheets and handouts

Our reports are designed as interactive web documents first, and then we work to make them print acceptably in most browsers. Then, as resources allow, we sometimes make excerpted versions of our reports suitable for print distribution, and those are made available here:

report thumbnailMass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017

Our report and comprehensive graphic provide the big picture: 2.3 million people are locked up in more than 6,000 correctional facilities operated by thousands of agencies. The "whole pie" gives the public and policymakers the foundation to now consider the types of changes that would end the country's reign as the number one incarcerator in the world.
2 page fact sheet | 17 page version with all images | full web version

report thumbnailFollowing the Money of Mass Incarceration

In a first-of-its-kind report, we aggregate the economic data to offer the big picture view of who pays for and who benefits from mass incarceration.
8 page printable version | full web version

report thumbnailSeparation by Bars and Miles: Visitation in state prisons

With data scientist Daniel Kopf, we find that extreme distances between prisons and the places that incarcerated people call home actively discourage family visits.
2 page excerpt | full web version

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Events

  • April 5, 2017:
    Policy Analyst Wendy Sawyer will discuss PPI’s recent research as it relates to a community-wide reading of Orange is the New Black. 6:30-8 pm at Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton, MA

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