Help End Prison Gerrymandering Prison gerrymandering funnels political power away from urban communities to legislators who have prisons in their (often white, rural) districts. More than a decade ago, the Prison Policy Initiative put numbers on the problem and sparked the movement to end prison gerrymandering.

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New York: beyond prison-based gerrymandering

by Aleks Kajstura, August 9, 2010

Ending prison-based gerrymandering means a return to the concept that representatives should represent those actually part of their communities:

Efforts to draw fair districts in New York State go beyond ending prison-based gerrymandering:

Making sure that those who area allowed to vote know that they can:

And a Pennsylvania paper proposes that the state should follow New York’s example and aim for a standard of “one person, one vote”:



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