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Prison Policy Initiative

Your State Probably Has A Higher Incarceration Rate Than Most Countries

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

Many U.S. states have incarceration rates that top any major country’s. Even Massachusetts, the state with the lowest incarceration rate, outranks 1...

Don't Turn Back the Clock on Equal Voting Rights in NY

Ramon Velasquez | Posted 06.08.2011 | New York
Ramon Velasquez

A person living in a town with a prison has more voting power than most other New Yorkers because of a practice called "prison-based gerrymandering."