Impact on democracy at the state level

We've analyzed 37 states, district by district, to determine the problems caused by the Census Bureau's method of counting people in prison:

Research in other states is ongoing. Where full district analyses are not yet available for your state, see our report: Fixing prison-based gerrymandering after the 2010 Census: A 50 state guide.

Also available is information about how redistricting works and why counting less than 1% of the U.S. population in the wrong place has such a significant effect:



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Events

  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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