Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Greetings from Redgranite, home to 1 of 11 Wisconsin medium-security prisons

Photo source:  InmateAid

Construction of the Redgranite Correctional Facility began in 1999, and it received its first inmates in early January 2001.  Counting inmate population is why "the community" more than doubled in size during the next decade.

Source:  Wikipedia

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/18/2019)
The Census Bureau’s policy pertaining to prisoners didn’t get much attention until recent decades because the population wasn’t large enough to alter representation, but now the U.S. imprisons more people than any other nation.

Sources:  Redgranite prison (WI DOC); Redgranite, 2000 (Wikipedia);
Wisconsin, 2018 (QuickFacts)

According to the linked report, Redgranite Correctional Institution houses 1,019 inmates, of which 346, 16.2% of the 2017 estimated population of Redgranite, are African-American. 

Source:  Wisconsin Department of Corrections (arrow added)

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