Anti-Prison Gerrymandering: Tools for Advocates

Voting Rights

In conducting the decennial federal census, the U.S. Census Bureau has traditionally counted incarcerated individuals as if they were residents of the correctional facility they are held in on Census Day, rather than at the home address. When these inflated population totals are used for redistricting it results in political power transferred to people who live near prisons – a practice called prison gerrymandering. 

More information about Prison Gerrymandering can be found in this toolkit

Below, you will find an array of English and Spanish advocacy resources for folks working to counter prison gerrymandering, including background, talking points, and social media graphics.