A portrait of Peter Wagner.
Peter Wagner
Executive Director
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Too big to ignore:
How counting people in prisons distorted Census 2000

By Rose Heyer and Peter Wagner
Prison Policy Initiative
April 2004

Too Big To Ignore interactive tables

The data used to make many of the maps in the Too Big to Ignore report can be accessed via this page. This tool will allow you to see how the Census Bureau's method of counting people in prisons skews your county's demographics. The most common use of this tool is to search for your county by its name, but you can also access the data in more complex ways through the drop down menus on this page.


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