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New York Times editorial calls on Census Bureau to end prison gerrymandering

by Leah Sakala, September 27, 2013

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The New York Times published a strong editorial today calling on the Census Bureau to end prison gerrymandering by tabulating incarcerated people at their home addresses in 2020:

[Prison gerrymandering] distorts the political process and raises concerns about the fairness of the census process itself. That’s reason enough for the bureau to solve this problem now.

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