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 15 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and 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
graph showing that Blacks are victims of Burglary more frequently than Whites and a graph showing that Blacks are more stronger supporters of gun control than Whites

Data Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, Statistical Abstract 2012, Table 320 and 2011 Gallup Poll, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, Table 2.64.2011. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2012)

This graph originally appeared in Trayvon Martin, Fear of Crime and Mass Incarceration.

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