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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 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.

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graphic comparing the incarceration rates of women the founding NATO members with the incarceration rates of women in the United States and the state of Minnesota. The incarceration rate of 133 per 100,000 for the United States and 69 for Minnesota is much higher than any of the founding NATO members

(Graph: Aleks Kajstura, June 2018)

This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context 2018.



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