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Prison-Based Gerrymandering

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Political Participation | Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Little v. LATFOR

Last year, New York enacted legislation (known as “Part XX”) ending the practice known as “prison-based gerrymandering,” and realigning the state’s redistricting practices with basic principles of equality.

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Political Participation | Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Prison-Based Gerrymandering Legislative Reform

“Prison-based gerrymandering” is a practice whereby many states and local governments count incarcerated persons as residents of the areas where they are housed when election district lines are drawn.   This practice distorts our democratic process by artificially inflating the populat...More

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