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Prison gerrymandering gives extra political power to legislators who have prisons in their districts. We put numbers on the problem and sparked a movement to protect our democratic process from the overgrown prison system.

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Prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland

New report and resources on prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland

by Peter Wagner, March 8, 2010

map of state districts with large prisons 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:

and created a new page for the Maryland campaign.



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