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 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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
A map of North Carolina, with its current state prisons marked by black dots and those authorized for construction marked by red dots. 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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