Media’s back to basics guide: redistricting and prison-based gerrymandering
Back to basics coverage of the redistricting process and the issue of prison-based gerrymandering, as the nation starts to redistrict.
by Aleks Kajstura, June 13, 2011
A few recent news stories provide a great introduction to the redistricting process, and prison-based gerrymandering specifically:
The National Radio Project’s Making Contact – June 11 edition is a great introduction to the redistricting process in the United States, and some of the issues that it creates. The program includes a segment on prison-based with Peter Wagner.
New America Media did an interview with Dale Ho, from the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, which provides a slightly more advanced introduction to redistricting and prison-based gerrymandering. New American Media also published a written piece by Kenneth J.Coooper that summarizes the legislative efforts to end prison-based gerrymandering thus far and gives an overview of current developments.