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Articles on New York ending prison-based gerrymandering

by Aleks Kajstura, August 6, 2010

The New York bill that ends prison-based gerrymandering in the state has been getting a lot of press coverage. Here are our top picks:

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  • November 29, 2017:
    Legal Director Aleks Kajstura will be in DC speaking at the congressional Democratic Women’s Working Group dinner about women’s mass incarceration.

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