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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
A map showing each county in Senate District 45. At each place there is a prison on the map, there is the name of the prison and the number of prisoners in the prison.

Data Source: U.S. Census and New York State Senate. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2007)

This graph originally appeared in Political power of prisons by Will Doolittle in the Glens Falls Post-Star.

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