Celebrate the end of prison-based gerrymandering
in New York State

Last year, New York enacted historic legislation to ensure that incarcerated people are counted as residents of their home communities when state and local legislative districts are redrawn. The law's passage is a tremendous success in the movement to end prison-based gerrymandering that the Prison Policy Initiative began over a decade ago.

Please join us for cocktails at the home of Anne Hess & Craig Kaplan to honor the outstanding leadership of Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and VOCAL New York (Voices of Community Activists and Leaders) in this momentous civil rights victory.

Moving forward, we need to ensure that the New York law is implemented and becomes a model for other states. With your support, we will achieve nationwide reform and realize our objective of the U.S. Census Bureau counting incarcerated people at their home addresses.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6:30 - 8:30pm
Near Union Square,
New York City

Hosted by Andy Beveridge, Jen & Rob Code, Eddie Ellis, Richard Emery, Jazz Hayden, Dale Ho, Annette Johnson, Bob Perry, Miles Rappaport, Gabriel Sayegh, and Maggie Williams

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Please purchase your tickets in advance. We'll send you the address with your ticket. Please call us at (413) 923-8478 with any questions.

Donations made without attending the benefit are fully tax-deductible. Otherwise, ticket prices are tax-deductible beyond a $20 cost per person. Gifts can be made to PPI at Network for Good or by sending paper checks to: Prison Policy Initiative, 69 Garfield Ave Floor 1, Easthampton MA 01027.

Praise for the Prison Policy Initiative's work:

“An eye-opening analysis by Prison Policy Initiative’s Peter Wagner found seven upstate New York Senate districts that meet minimal population requirements only because prison inmates are included in the count.”

—Brent Staples, “Why Some Politicians Need Their Prisons to Stay Full,” The New York Times, Dec 27, 2004

“Wagner operates a website, www.prisonersofthecensus.org, that is a treasure trove of information about the interaction of incarceration and political representation.”

—Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Associate Dean for Research and Academics at Stanford Law School, Convictions and Doubts: Retribution, Representation, and the Debate over Felon Disenfranchisement

“Without The Prison Index, I could not have written my second or third book. This clearly organized and comprehensive volume is the best single reference work available to writers and researchers in the field of corrections.”

—Jens Soering, author of The Way of the Prisoner, An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse: An Essay On Prison Reform from an Insider’s Perspective, and The Convict Christ.

Prison Policy Initiative
69 Garfield Ave Floor 1
Easthampton MA 01027
(413) 527-0845

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