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 15 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and 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
graph showing that Ohio's corrections budget has grown far faster than the higher education budget

Data Source: Justice Policy Institute, Choosing Cellblocks or Classrooms. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Ohio's priorities?.

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