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Marie Gottschalk cites our Census work in Dissent magazine

by Peter Wagner, December 9, 2008

Marie Gottschalk discusses our research and organizing to end the Census Bureau’s prison miscount in her article The World’s Warden: Crime, Punishment, and Politics in the United States in the Fall issue of Dissent Magazine.

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