graph: prisoners per 100,000 population 1925-2001; emphasizing the low rate of incarceration during censuses prior to the 1990

Data Source: The Prison Index. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Prior to 1990 Census, prisoners were not explicitly excluded from Census counts.

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  • March 25, 2017:
    Policy Analyst Wendy Sawyer will be at the panel discussion of criminal justice reform in Massachusetts at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington at 12:45-5pm.
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