A portrait of Peter Wagner.
Peter Wagner
Executive Director
I need your help. For 14 years, the Prison Policy Initiative has been at the forefront of the movement to keep the prison system from exerting undue influence on our electoral process. Our work has changed how our democracy works in 4 states and hundreds of local governments. We've even won at the Supreme Court, but our long-term viability depends on people like you investing in our work.

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—Peter Wagner
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Previously published materials from the project that discuss Nevada:


  • Census prison count boosts political clout of rural areas, by Kirsten Searer, Las Vegas Sun, December 16, 2004
  • Study: Census count of inmates boosts rural Nevada clout. by Associated Press and appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, December 16, 2004
  • Quirk in census counts helps rural Nevada, by KRNV TV-4, December 15, 2004
  • Census quirk aids rural counties with prisoners, by Brendan Riley, Associated Press, appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle on December 14, 2004; in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on December 17, 2004 and in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on December 19, 2004
  • Something tells us these neighbors exchange something other than recipes, The Hotline, December 17, 2004

map showing the which Assembly districts contain Nevada's largest correctional institutions

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