April 24, 2020

The Fulcrum: Virginia becoming 9th state to end ‘prison gerrymanders’


By Tristiaña Hinton

The Fulcrum

Virginia prisoners will be counted in their home districts when congressional and state legislative maps are redrawn for the coming decade.

The state is about to become the ninth, and the third this year, to enact laws ending the practice known as “prison gerrymandering,” the term coined by critics for counting inmates as residents where they are incarcerated instead of where they used to live.

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