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.

Can you help us continue the fight? Thank you.

—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
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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
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Too Big To Ignore interactive tables

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County State Percent of county Census population in prison Percent of county Census Black population in prison Percent of county Census Latino population in prison
Anderson
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Texas 25.47% 49.73% 46.96%
Andrews Texas 0.15% 0.00% 0.27%
Angelina
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Texas 1.43% 3.87% 2.71%
Aransas Texas 0.24% 2.17% 0.42%
Archer Texas 0.09% 0.00% 0.00%
Armstrong Texas 0.28% 0.00% 0.86%
Atascosa Texas 0.37% 14.78% 0.43%
Austin Texas 0.17% 0.88% 0.34%
Bailey Texas 0.24% 2.38% 0.22%
Bandera Texas 0.06% 0.00% 0.04%
Bastrop
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Texas 2.79% 6.80% 6.50%
Baylor Texas 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Bee
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Texas 22.19% 82.45% 16.30%
Bell Texas 0.28% 0.61% 0.50%
Bexar Texas 0.46% 1.39% 0.51%
Blanco Texas 0.05% 0.00% 0.16%
Borden Texas 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Bosque Texas 0.17% 0.61% 0.19%
Bowie
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Texas 6.15% 10.40% 45.77%
Brazoria
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Texas 3.95% 19.59% 4.48%

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