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
Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Oklahoma
Prisons can inflate districts' influence: A researcher says Oklahoma voters get unequal representation, by Michael Overall, Tulsa World (Tulsa, Okla.) September 20, 2009