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Wyoming’s ‘ghost constituents’

October 01, 2016

Joan Barron
Casper Star Tribune
(Wyoming)

Although the next census is still a few years off, it looks as though the Census Bureau will again count incarcerated people as residents of the towns where they are confined, not their homes. During a public comment period on the proposal, about 100,000 people, including former Census Bureau directors, civil rights organizations, elected officials and others urged the bureau to change the inmate counting method.