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Accuracy Counts: Incarcerated People and the Census (Brennan Center for Justice) (2004)

  • Organization: Brennan Center for Justice
  • Author: Patricia Allard
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Thursday, April 08, 2004
  • Submitted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Accuracy Counts: Incarcerated People & the Census examines the consequences of the Census Bureau's treatment of prisoners in combination with powerful trends in criminal justice policy, including "tough on crime" legislation, rural prison siting and the return of hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated people to their urban communities. The report concludes that Census Bureau policy has negative social, fiscal and political consequences for vulnerable urban communities. Specifically, many communities receive less than their fair share of the public resources for employment services, transitional housing, mental health, and drug treatment programs needed to successfully re-integrate ex-offenders back into society. Written by Patricia Allard and Kirsten D. Levingston

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