Nation Outside and VAAC Release First of Its Kind Jail Voting Report

People held in pretrial detention in Michigan have the right to vote but are routinely denied the basic help and access they need to cast a ballot. The findings of the report will be detailed at a press conference to be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Genesee County Jail.

Detroit Free Press Covers VAAC Advocacy on Prison Gerrymandering

On October 2, 2021, the Detroit Free Press published an article by Miriam Marini with the headline “Advocates push for inmates to be counted at their home addresses as redistricting ensues.” The well-written article does a deep dive into the issue and quotes VAAC chairperson, Danny Jones, as well as …

Take Action: Use Your Voice to End Prison Gerrymandering

Prison gerrymandering is the practice of counting incarcerated people as residents of the county in which the prison is located, instead of counting them as residents of the city they come from. This practice conflates population counts in predominantly white, rural areas where prisons are located, thus providing access to …

Film Screening and Panel discussion Friday Sept 24 at 6:30

Join us for a screening of the 50 minute  documentary “Drawing the Line: Inside the Fight to End Prison Gerrymandering” followed by a panel discussion with the director, activist leaders and people interviewed in the movie.   Gain a deeper understanding of Prison Gerrymandering in Michigan, its impact and how we can …

National Lifer’s Association Wrongful Conviction Rally in Lansing Set for 10/14.

Announcing a rally at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on October 14th, 2021 from 12 pm – 3pm organized by the National Lifers Association to end mass incarceration and show support for those who’ve been wrongfully convicted. We need you there! Who will be there holding up a sign …