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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.

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Map showing that significant populations are missing or added to counties by the Census prison counts. Counties lose as many as 9,146 people or gain as many as 5,181.

Data Source: Prison Policy Initiative analysis of 2010 Census group quarters population data and data from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction showing the counties where incarcerated people come from. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2013)

This graph originally appeared in Another decade of prison gerrymandering in Ohio.

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