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 of US states showing which states have no death penalty, have no juvenile death penalty, have no juvenile defendants on death row and states that have not executed a juvenile defendant

Data Source: Death Penalty Information Center, Juveniles and the Death Penalty, viewed February 2004. (Map: Peter Wagner, 2004)

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