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
graph showing the percentages of Blacks, Whites and Latinos that are barred from voting in Massachusetts

Data Source: Peter Wagner, Jim Crow in Massachusetts? Prisoner disenfranchisement. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2004)

This graph originally appeared in Jim Crow in Massachusetts? Prisoner disenfranchisement.

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