Connecticut renewing legislative efforts to end prison-based gerrymandering

by Aleks Kajstura, November 29, 2010

The New Haven Register recently published “New Haven legislator eyes inmate residency” by Angela Carter.

The story provides a great introduction to the prison-based gerrymandering problems facing Connecticut. Although the Connecticut legislature failed to pass reforms last session, there is renewed hope for ending prison-based gerrymandering in Connecticut next year:

With the initial backing of Connecticut Common Cause and the Prison Policy Initiative, state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven, says he will introduce a bill in the 2011 legislative session that would change how residency of state prisoners is determined.

For more information about prison-based gerrymandering in Connecticut see our continually updated page on the current campaign for change in Connecticut.

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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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