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Mass. legislature one step closer to urging Census Bureau to end prison gerrymandering

by Aleks Kajstura, October 22, 2013

A Massachusetts resolution (S309/H3185) urging the Census Bureau to end prison gerrymandering by counting incarcerated people at their home addresses just passed out of the Joint Committee on Election Laws. In March, the Prison Policy Initiative joined other supporters to testify before the committee in support of the resolution.

The resolution now heads to the Joint Committee on Rules.

2 Responses

  1. More Massachusetts voices call for Census Bureau to solve prison gerrymandering problem | Prison Gerrymandering Project says, 3 weeks, 2 days after publication:

    […] on the Census Bureau to count incarcerated people at their home address at the next census. That resolution is currently pending before the state […]

  2. WHMP covers prison gerrymandering in Massachusetts | Prison Gerrymandering Project says, 1 month, 4 weeks after publication:

    […] Massachusetts’ town meetings and at the State’s House and Senate. So Massachusetts is currently considering a resolution (S 309) calling on the Census Bureau to count incarcerated people at their home […]

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