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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.

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graph showing that just six counties are home to half of Ohio's prison population, but that a different six counties are where half of the state's prison cells are located

Data Source: Based on 2010 Census and 2010 Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation data. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2013)

This graph originally appeared in Ohio's migration to prison, as seen through the Census.

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