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 almost half of the incarcerated people in Connecticut come from 5 urban cities, but 65%  of the state's prison cells are in just 5 small towns.

Data Source: Source: 2010 Census counts of town/city prison and total populations and 2010 Connecticut Department of Corrections for where incarcerated people reside. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 1969)

This graph originally appeared in Imported 'Constituents': Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Connecticut.

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