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What Is Prison-Based Gerrymandering?

by Peter Wagner, September 7, 2010

Jeff Reichert, director of the documentary film Gerrymandering, and I have a blog post on the Huffington Post: What Is Prison-Based Gerrymandering?

We talk about the filming of the prison-based gerrymandering segment, and we put that segment in to the national context.

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    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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