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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
Map showing St. Lawrence County New York and reporting its resident population at 108,811; it's prisoner population at 3,120 and the number of state prisons at 3.

Data Source: U.S. Census 2000, New York Department of Correctional Services. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2004)

This graph originally appeared in Prisoners distort democracy in St. Lawrence County.

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