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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 Pennsylvania, with its prisons marked by icons and each county colored based the number of residents in prison. The size of each icon is based on the size of the prison. Most of the prisons are in counties with lower than average incarceration.

Data Source: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and U.S. Census, 2000. (Graph: Rose Heyer, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Impact in Pennsylvania.

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