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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.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Number of people in state or federal prison custody from 1999 to 2012 by whether they are held in a facility 
run by the government or a under contract with a private company.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

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