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No Census of Justice

Elena Lavarreda explains how the Census Bureau's method of counting people in prison distorts democracy and changes criminal justice policy.

by Peter Wagner, November 30, 2009

Prison Policy Initiative Research Associate Elena Lavarreda has an article on Change.org: No Census of Justice about how the Census Bureau’s method of counting people in prison distorts democracy and changes criminal justice policy.



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