Help End Prison Gerrymandering
Prison gerrymandering funnels political power away from urban communities to legislators who have prisons in their (often white, rural) districts. More than a decade ago, the Prison Policy Initiative put numbers on the problem and sparked the movement to end prison gerrymandering.
Can you help us continue the fight? Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
- For the first time ever, Tennessee counties can avoid prison gerrymandering by Mike Wessler, November 4, 2021
- How many states have ended prison gerrymandering? About a dozen*! by Andrea Fenster, October 26, 2021
- One important action can help end local prison gerrymandering in Wisconsin by Mike Wessler, October 26, 2021
- Pennsylvania ending prison gerrymandering, Montana close behind by Mike Wessler, August 31, 2021
- New quick-reference chart summarizes legislation, prison gerrymandering reform by Andrea Fenster, August 30, 2021
- Incarcerated on Census Day: How even brief jail and prison stays can last a decade by Ginger Jackson-Gleich, June 2, 2021
- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signs bill ending prison gerrymandering by Wanda Bertram, May 27, 2021
- State legislatures, members of Congress, and national newspapers push for an end to prison gerrymandering in 2021 by Wanda Bertram, April 16, 2021
- New Boston Globe oped explains how and why states must end prison gerrymandering — now by Wanda Bertram, March 25, 2021
- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signs law ending prison gerrymandering by Wanda Bertram, February 25, 2021