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Prison gerrymandering gives extra political power to legislators who have prisons in their districts. We put numbers on the problem and sparked a movement to protect our democratic process from the overgrown prison system.

Can you help us continue the fight? All gifts made this year will be automatically matched by other donors. Thank you.

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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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