Sunday, January 30, 2005

Extra value from having prisons in Wise County

This commentary from the Roanoke paper says that the census figures credit Wise County with the inmate population of the penitentiaries there, which means more government money from the state and federal government based on population.

The commentary cites a study from the Brennan Center at NYU Law School, Incarcerated People and the Census: Painting a Distorted Picture of Virginia, which even has a color picture of the prison at Wallens Ridge on the cover.

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