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Count This As a Big Step Forward

Justin Levitt at the Brennan Center for Justice says the Census Bureau's new prison count data is a big step forward for democracy.

by Peter Wagner, February 14, 2010

Justin Levitt at the Brennan Center for Justice has a great new article explaining the importance for redistricting of the Census Bureau’s change in how the prison count data will be published:



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