Prison Gerrymandering Suit Can Proceed | New Haven Independent

Connecticut’s practice of counting incarcerated people in the places they are locked up instead of the place they reside, for the purposes of redistricting. The suit argues that at least five state House of Representative districts and possibly as many as nine districts — Districts 5, 37, 42, 52, 59, 61, 103, 106, 108 and Senate District 7 — have an inflated amount of political power because of this practice.

That means white and rural areas gain political power at the expense of cities. 

Prison Gerrymandering Suit Can Proceed | New Haven Independent

Jeezus….

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