Prison Gerrymandering

Prison Gerrymandering Distorts Democracy

“There are many ways to hijack political power. One of them is to draw state or city legislative districts around large prisons—and pretend that the inmates are legitimate constituents.”—Brent Staples

Who Represents You

Who Represents You?

The AP has been analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Congress and the National Conference of State Legislatures to see how closely our lawmakers match our demographics.

60 Years Of Gerrymandering

60 Years of Gerrymandering

A regular refrain in discussions of gerrymandering and redistricting reform is “this has been going on for hundreds of years, so why does this matter now?”