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
Donate

Prison Proliferation 1900-2000

Map designed by Rose Heyer for PrisonersoftheCensus.org. Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census Of State And Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 2000. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI, 2004. Cartography Source: Environmental Systems Research Inst. 1 U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Historical Corrections Statistics in the United States, 1850 - 1984, Dec. 1986. 2 U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Prisoners in 2000, Aug. 2001.



Stay Informed


Get the latest updates:



Tweet this page Donate