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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.

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Map showing that seven majority-white CT state districts get extra representation because they each contain at last 1,000 incarcerated Blacks and Latinos from elsewhere in the state

Data Source: Imported "Constituents": Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Connecticut http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/ct/report2013.html. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

This graph originally appeared in Incarceration in America: Past and Present: A Panel with Three Leading Scholars.

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