I need your help. Prison gerrymandering gives extra political power to legislators who have prisons in their districts. We put numbers on the problem and sparked a movement to protect our democratic process from the overgrown prison system.

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Carroll County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Carroll County, Kentucky has a population of 10,155 people. Of those, 9,663 (90%) are White, 197 (1%) are Black, and 330 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 110 (or 1% of the 10,155 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Carroll County a population of 10,045 with a demographic that is 95% White, 2% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 10,155 110 10,045
White 9,663 101 9,562
Black 197 6 191
Latino 330 1 329


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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