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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Pie chart showing that 110,000 Alabama residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

(Graph: Peter Wagner and Bernadette Rabuy, May 2016)

This graph is a part of Correctional Control: Incarceration and supervision by state.

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