Prisoners Still to be Counted as State Residents

Prison based Gerrymandering.

Prison-Based Gerrymandering.

Census Bureau Proposed Prisoner Residence Rules Inflate Power of Some States

by Aleks Kajstura

The U.S. Census Bureau released its proposed 2020 Census ‘residence rules’ that ignore overwhelming public input supporting a change in how incarcerated persons are counted in the Census. The Bureau announced it is leaving in place the inaccurate and outdated practice of counting incarcerated persons as “residents” of the prison location instead of their home communities. Interested stakeholders have until September 1 to submit comments before this proposal becomes final. [Read more…]