New Jersey

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.

Pending legislation

  • S480, "requir[ing] incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for legislative redistricting purposes", introduced by Senator Sandra Cunningham, January 14, 2014
  • A659, introduced by Assemblymembers Cryan, Wisniewski, Oliver, and Quijano, January 16, 2014

Organizations in New Jersey

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

  • Integrated Justice Alliance:
    • Rick Greenberg < >

Fact sheets


Before the Assembly Judiciary Committee, 2014

Before the Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation, 2012

Before the Apportionment Commission, 2011

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