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Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) (Northampton, MA)

Protecting Written Family Communication in Jails: A 50-State Survey

This report reviews which agencies in each state provide rules or best practices to local jails on mail and what people in jail may send or receive.

States of Women's Incarceration: The Global Context

This report compares the incarceration rates for women of each state in the U.S. with the equivalent rates for countries around the world.

Separation by Bars and Miles: Visitation in State Prisons

This report discusses the challenges families face visiting their loved ones in prison and ways state policymakers can reduce these hardships.

The Racial Geography of Mass Incarceration

This is an excellent report that addresses the critical issues surrounding the building of prisons in and the transfer of inmates to areas that are demographically different than the surrounding community.

Screening Out Family Time: The For-Profit Video Visitation Industry in Prisons and Jails

This comprehensive website provides information for agencies considering using a for-profit video visitation system in their correctional facility.

Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity

This briefing examines the extent of disproportion of incarcerated minorities in the United States at the state level.

Tracking State Prison Growth in 50 States

This briefing presents a series of graphs showing prison growth (and sometimes decline) for every state in the nation.

States of Incarceration: The Global Context: World Incarceration Rates If Every U.S. State Were A Country

The focal point of this website is a graphic comparing the incarceration rates for U.S. states to a wide range of nations.

Prison Gerrymandering Project

The website's navigation menu is designed to give you an overview of prison gerrymandering: the problem and the solutions.

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