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 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.

But now, more than ever, we need your help to put data & compassion into the conversation.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Map showing 11 States disenfranchise people who have completed their sentences (current as of 2008).  The 2 states that have lifetime disenfranchisement for formerly incarcerated people are: Kentucky and Virginia. The 9 states that disenfranchise some formerly incarcerated people are Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, and Wyoming.

Data Source: Sentencing Project, Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States, March 2008. (Map: Prison Policy Initiative, 2008)

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