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New York Times: Real Prisoners, Phantom Residents

by Aleks Kajstura, April 25, 2011

article thumbnail The New York Times has issued a strong editorial critical of state lawmakers who are challenging a law that bans prison-based gerrymandering. For more on the lawsuit, see last week’s newsletter and our blog. For our research cited in the editorial, see the New York Campaign page on our website.

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