Kentucky

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 county.

Legislation

  • BR 219, "An Act relating to information used in redistricting", was prefiled by Representative Darryl T. Owens in October, 2012.

Fact sheets

Testimony

  • Testimony of Dale Ho, Assistant Counsel, Political Participation Group, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., before the Kentucky General Assembly Task Force on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs, August 23, 2011.
  • Handout accompanying oral testimony of Peter Wagner, Executive Director, Prison Policy Initiaitve, before the Kentucky General Assembly Task Force on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs, November 27, 2012.

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Press coverage



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Events

  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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