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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 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.

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We worked with Josh Begley to create this info graphic showing that the states that bar the most people from the polls had tremendous deciding power in the 2012 presidential election.

Data Source: "State-Level Estimates of Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 2010," Table 3, by Christopher Uggen, Sarah Shannon and Jeff Manza, July 2012. Available from: http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/fd_State_Level_Estimates_of_Felon_Disen_2010.pdf. (Map: Prison Policy Initiative and Josh Begley, 2012)

We worked with Josh Begley to create this info graphic showing that the states that bar the most people from the polls had tremendous deciding power in the 2012 presidential election.

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