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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.

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
A map of North Carolina, with its prisons marked by dots on the map. The dot is red if the prison was built since 1990. The size of the dots are based on the size of the prisons.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Corrections. (Map: Rose Heyer, 2003)

This map originally appeared in North Carolina prison construction.

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