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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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Graph showing that Holyoke and Springfield have higher incarceration rates than other cities in Massachusetts

Data Source: MA DOC, Counties Inmates Released to in 2010, Appendix, & U.S. Census). (Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2012)

Evidence of differential incarceration rates: Number of men released by the DOC in 2010 by the place they returned to, per 10,000 adult men in that community.

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Events

  • November 29, 2017:
    Legal Director Aleks Kajstura will be in DC speaking at the congressional Democratic Women’s Working Group dinner about women’s mass incarceration.

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