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graph of complete illiteracy: Prisoners and general public

Data Source: Education as Crime Prevention, OSI Criminal Justice Initiative, 1997. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Section I: Crime & Punishment in the U.S.: The Roots of Crime? Education.



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