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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
A map of New York State, with the center of the prison population and the center of the total population of the state both marked. The center of the prison population is near the center of the state, but the center of the total population is much closer to New York City.

Data Source: New York Department of Correctional Services and U.S. Census, 2000. (Graph: Rose Heyer, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Impact in New York.

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