Ending prison gerrymandering in the Midwest

by Peter Wagner, February 15, 2013

On February 1, I presented about prison gerrymandering at the Midwest Democracy Network meeting. I gave an overview of the problem and the solutions, talked about the historic New York and Maryland legislation (see our new fact sheet Maryland and New York Have Taken the Lead), and distributed fact sheets about prison gerrymandering in each state:

Talk about prison gerrymandering at the Midwest Democracy Network regional conference with Josina Morita of United Congress, Laura Fredrick Wang of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, and Sarah Walker of Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.

After my talk, Josina Morita of United Congress, Laura Fredrick Wang of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, and Sarah Walker of Minnesota Second Chance Coalition spoke about their experiences organizing to end prison gerrymandering in their states. Prison gerrymandering then played a big part in the state-specific discussions at the end of the meeting, so stay tuned for more on ending prison gerrymandering in the Midwest!



Tweet this page Follow @PrisonPolicy on Twitter Get our newsletter Donate


Events

  • 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.

Not near you?
Invite us to your city, college or organization.