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New York Times again mentions importance of prison count to districting, political outcomes

by Peter Wagner, June 29, 2009

The New York Times again mentions the importance of where people in prison are counted in the 2010 Census to the political future of the New York State: Democratic Lock Seen on 2013 Albany Senate



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