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How Prison-based Gerrymandering Changes District Lines

New video (using an example district that was drawn in New York after the 2000 Census) explains how prison-based gerrymandering can alter district lines.

by Leah Sakala, January 27, 2012

Curious about why prison-based gerrymandering is a big deal when it’s time to draw districts?

We have a new video that explains how prison-based gerrymandering can alter district lines. The video uses as its example a district that was drawn in New York after the 2000 Census.

For more videos about prison-based gerrymandering and redistricting, check out our video page.



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