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Julia Chaffers

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Locked out of the voting booth

People in prison are counted in the census in the places where they are incarcerated, but not in their home areas. This means that less resources go to their home communities, and more resources go to the location of their prison. Thus, incarcerated people are counted, but denied a voice; they are exploited for everyone’s political gain except their own.

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