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 Director
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Size of vote dilution and type of government in New York Counties and New York City
County/City Size of vote dilution caused by including prisoners in the population Does government use districts or weighted-voting?
Chautauqua County 22% Districts
Chenango County 14% Weighted voting
Columbia County 12% Weighted voting
Erie County 6% Districts
Fulton County 8.5% Weighted voting
Jefferson County 15% Districts
Livingston County 62% Weighted voting
Madison County 24% Weighted voting
Monroe County 0.4% Districts
Oneida County 41% Districts
New York City 8.1% Districts
Saratoga County 4.1% Weighted voting
St. Lawrence County 25% Districts
Ulster County 5.5% Districts
Wayne County 14% Weighted voting
Westchester County 4.2% Districts


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