TITLE

No Change in How Census Counts Inmates

AUTHOR(S)
Sullivan, Tim
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Planning;May2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the efforts on the decision of the U.S. Census Bureau to reexamine its method of counting inmates. It is a traditional practice of the agency to count the number of inmates as part of the town's population even though they are separated from the mainstream society. A report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics have indicated that counting prisoners at their permanent home of record would cost more than the current method. Significantly, counting inmates in the towns where they are incarcerated has some impact on appropriation decisions as well as the process of redistricting.
ACCESSION #
20708441

 

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