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“An End to Prison Gerrymandering”

New York Times editorial cites our research and hails New York's new law ending prison-based gerrymandering.

by Peter Wagner, August 22, 2010

news thumbnailThe New York Times cites our research on prison-based gerrymandering in the New York Senate, in upstate counties, and in Rome, New York in an editorial in Monday’s paper, An End to Prison Gerrymandering.

The editorial hails New York State’s new law to end prison-based gerrymandering and says it should be emulated around the country.



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