Peter Wagner, Executive Director
I need your help. For more than a decade, the Prison Policy Initiative has been at the forefront of the movement to expose how mass incarceration undermines our national welfare. We've won major civil rights victories in local governments, state legislatures and even the Supreme Court. But our long-term viability depends on people like you investing in our work.

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—Peter
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Delaware

The U.S. Census Bureau counts incarcerated people where they are confined not where they are from. Using these counts to draw state and county legislative districts enhances the weight of a vote cast by people who live near prisons at the expense of everyone else in the state or county.

Legislation passed!

  • House Bill 384 (sponsored by Representative Keeley, additional sponsors Representatives J. Johnson and D.P. Williams, and Senator Henry, and co-sponsored by Representatives Barbieri, Brady, Hudson, Mitchell and Senators Marshall and McDowell), was unanimously passed by the House on June 1, 2010 and with bipartisan support in the Senate on June 30, 2010. Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law on August 31, 2010. The law will count incarcerated people at their home addresses for redistricting purposes in Delaware.
  • Press release from the Prison Policy Initiative and Demos upon the bill's passage in the Senate
  • Press release from the Delaware House of Representatives House Majority Caucus upon the Governor signing the bill into law.

Delaware leaders

It’s impossible to include everyone who is worked toward fair districting in Delaware, but if you are looking to get involved, these are some of the people and organizations you might want to contact:

Fact sheets

Meet us

  • December 22, 2014:
    Peter Wagner will be on Bill Newman’s show on WHMP at 9:18am to talk about the fight for prison phone justice in Western Mass and nationwide.
  • February 20, 2015:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner, Board Member Amanda Alexander and Advisory Board Member Bruce Reilly will present on a panel entitled “The fight against mass incarceration: Combining litigation and policy work for systemic change” at RebLaw at Yale Law School from 3-4:30pm.

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Events

  • December 22, 2014:
    Peter Wagner will be on Bill Newman’s show on WHMP at 9:18am to talk about the fight for prison phone justice in Western Mass and nationwide.
  • February 20, 2015:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner, Board Member Amanda Alexander and Advisory Board Member Bruce Reilly will present on a panel entitled “The fight against mass incarceration: Combining litigation and policy work for systemic change” at RebLaw at Yale Law School from 3-4:30pm.

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Invite us to your city, college or organization.

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