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Data Source: U.S. Census 2000. (Map: Rose Heyer, 2004)
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ignore: How counting people in prisons distorted Census 2000.
In 178 counties, half of the Black population counted in the Census is incarcerated.
We are leading the movement to protect our democracy from the Census Bureau's prison miscount.
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Our report that shows the number of people who are locked up in all of the different types of facilities and why they are there.
State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity
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