Prisoners on the census

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I have run across an entry on the 1900 US Census for Byrd Township, Jackson City, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in which three male prisoners are listed with a family. Does anyone know what this is about? I've seen lists of prisoners before, but not mixed in with families. There aren't other prisoners with any of the other families on this sheet. I Googled it, but came back emptyhanded.
in Genealogy Help by Christine Giles G2G6 (9.5k points)
I'm just wondering if anyone has come across this before. I don't have time to upload a pic. You can see what it actually says in the bio of Cotner-232 . . . it says 'prisoner', instread of 'son' or 'daughter' or 'boarder'.
I don't know about prisoners, but I have seen things on (gee, don't remember which year census) that told the child was away from home -- one of whom I found in an institution and another in a list of folks in the military, perhaps overseas.

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Could you add more information -  a link to the image of census page would be great. or names.

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