Where Should The Census Bureau Count Incarcerated People In 2020?

From the Prisoners Of The Census:

“The Census Bureau is giving organizations and individuals until September 1st to submit comments on the proposed residence rules for the 2020 Census.

The current proposal includes plans to continue counting incarcerated people as “residents” of prison locations instead of their home addresses. We have all of the information you need to send in a comment urging the Census Bureau to change this inaccurate and outdated methodology. Our Prisoners of the Census website provides a detailed look at the problem of prison gerrymandering and its impact on individual states. And, for inspiration, check out our blog series highlighting key passages from past submissions to the Bureau.

Written comments regarding the proposed “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” can be emailed by September 1st to Karen Humes, Chief, Population Division at POP.2020.Residence.Rule@census.gov

If you submit a comment letter to the Bureau, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could please forward a copy to us at FRN@prisonpolicy.org”
 

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