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On the Records: Prisons App 1.1

We've updated our Texas prisons app to include data and visualizations about inmates from each of the state's 254 counties.

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We've received much feedback from readers about our Texas prisons database, which has detailed records about inmates, their crimes and the units where they're serving sentences. 

Among the ideas was to add more information about where inmates lived before prison and where the crimes were committed. We now have that functionality. 

In the app, each of Texas' 254 counties has a landing page that includes a list of inmates as well as visualizations of the ethnicity and gender of the inmates. There's also a bar chart that shows the distribution of sentence lengths. 

Here's the page for the state's most populous county, Harris:

We've also added pages for conviction counties. Again, here's Harris

Users can access these pages from the county landing page, which has a table that's sortable by name, population and the number of crimes and residents-turned-inmates.

We appreciate the ideas. Keep them coming.

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