Ohio

The U.S. Census Bureau counts incarcerated people where they are confined not where they are from. Using these counts to draw state and local legislative districts enhances the weight of a vote cast by people who live near prisons at the expense of everyone else in the state or city.

graph showing that just six counties are home to half of Ohio's prison population, but that a different six counties are where half of the state's prison cells are located

Leaders in Ohio

It's impossible to include everyone who is working toward ending prison gerrymandering in Ohio, but if you are looking to get involved, these are some of the people and organizations you might want to contact first:

  • at the NAACP National Voter Fund
  • at Ohio Voice
Greg Moore and Deidre Reese leading a discussion about ending prison gerrymandering in Ohio on November 22, 2013.

Greg Moore and Deidra Reese (center) leading a discussion about ending prison gerrymandering in Ohio on November 22, 2013.(Photo: Petee Talley)

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