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by Peter Wagner, August 16, 2007

Professor Marie Gottschalk cites our census research in an editorial in yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
No prison like home
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For the U.S. census, convicts are counted as ‘residents’ of towns and counties outside the walls.


The New York Times writes about our Phantom constituents in the Empire State report in this excellent article by Sam Roberts: Inmates Have Political Pull in Some New York Counties.

by Peter Wagner, August 7, 2007

New York Times article thumbnailThe New York Times writes about our Phantom constituents in the Empire State report in this excellent article by Sam Roberts: Inmates Have Political Pull in Some New York Counties.



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