The U.S. Census Bureau counts incarcerated people where they are confined not where they are from. Using these counts to draw state and parish 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 parish.


HB 46, "relative to the allocation of incarcerated persons for the purposes of all redistricting by the legislature", prefiled by Representative Bouie, March 7, 2019.

Organizations in Louisiana

It’s impossible to include everyone who is working toward fair districting in Louisiana, but if you are looking to get involved, these are some of the people and organizations you might want to contact:

Fact sheets


  • Aleks Kajstura, Legal Director, Prison Policy Initiative, submitted to the Louisiana House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs, May 10, 2017

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