Articles by Mike Wessler
- Washington ends prison gerrymandering in local government districts
New law builds on the previous measure that ended the practice in state legislative and congressional redistricting.
Mar 16, 2022
- Rhode Island becomes latest state to address prison gerrymandering
Gov. Dan McKee signed into law new legislative districts that count many incarcerated people in their home districts.
Feb 23, 2022
- Rhode Island takes a (small) step toward ending prison gerrymandering
Decision by redistricting commission means 44% of people incarcerated by the state will be counted in the right district
Jan 10, 2022
- For the first time ever, Tennessee counties can avoid prison gerrymandering
A change to state law frees counties to draw districts that truly represent the residents of their communities.
Nov 4, 2021
- One important action can help end local prison gerrymandering in Wisconsin
A confusing and outdated attorney general opinion has forced Wisconsin local governments into prison gerrymandering, but there is still time to fix this before districts are drawn for the next decade.
Oct 26, 2021
- Pennsylvania ending prison gerrymandering, Montana close behind
Pennsylvania and Montana poised to become first states to end prison gerrymandering without legislation, a solution the Prison Policy Initiative has recommended in other states as well. New Jersey expands its law to cover congressional and local districts.
Aug 31, 2021