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For Massachusetts: State, federal prisons and county houses of correction: ESRI shapefile
Our database of annotations of each block that contains a correctional facility and the demographic breakdown of each will be accessible at the URL http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/data/2010blocks/$geoid/ where $geoid is the 15 digit state-county-tract-code of a block with a correctional facility, ie http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/data/2010blocks/361219702001024/
September 23, 2014: Peter Wagner will be in Frankfort, Kentucky to testify about ending prison-based gerrymandering before the Task Force On Elections, Constitutional Amendments, And Intergovernmental Affairs. Details TBA.
October 21, 2014: Peter Wagner will speak on “Overdosing on prisons: Tackling the side effects of the United States’ globally unprecedented use of the prison” at Elms College at 4:30pm. Details TBA.
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