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 the percentage of the  voting age population that is disenfranchised in each state

Data Source: Uggen and Manza, "Democratic Contraction?" and Peter Wagner, "Jim Crow in Massachusetts?". (Map: Peter Wagner, 2005)



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