Prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland
New report and resources on prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland
by Peter Wagner, March 8, 2010
Avi Cummings and I have finished Importing Constituents: Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Maryland, our district-by-district analysis of how crediting Baltimore City’s incarcerated residents to remote districts distorts democracy and dilutes the votes of all voters in all other districts.
We’ve also released two fact sheets:
- Ending prison-based gerrymandering would aid the African-American vote in Maryland [PDF] by Prison Policy Initiative
- States are Authorized to Adjust Census Data to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering, and Many Already Do [PDF] by Prison Policy Initiative and Demos
and created a new page for the Maryland campaign.