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Prison Gerrymandering: Spotlight on States
Most states count incarcerated people at their prison’s location rather than at their last address for purposes of redistricting. This inflates the power of the predominantly white and rural areas, where prisons are often located, at the expense of cities and communities of color, which suffer the brunt of mass incarceration.
A growing list of states have are tackling this practice, as the clock tickens until the next round of redistricting.