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Professor Marie Gottschalk editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

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