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Census engaged in ‘prison-based gerrymandering,’ report says

"Did you know that your vote counts more if you live near a prison? That's what the census says." Andrew Paley reports on our Illinois research in Medill Reports.

by Peter Wagner, February 6, 2010

Andrew Paley has a great story about our prison-based gerrymandering in Illinois report in Medill Reports::

graphic showing that many Illinois residents are credited to downstate prisons

Census engaged in ‘prison-based gerrymandering,’ report says.
BY ANDREW PALEY
Did you know that your vote counts more if you live near a prison? That’s what the census says.



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