End Prison Gerrymandering

Our goal is to educate people about Prison Gerrymandering and to end the practice in Michigan.

For the purposes of redistricting, Michigan counts incarcerated people at their place of confinement rather than in their home communities. This counting method is known as Prison Gerrymandering, and it distorts democracy. Prison gerrymandering siphons political power into less-populated rural areas where prisons are located, and away from the urban communities where people would return to.

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Take Action

  • Support Michigan House Bill 4276 and Senate Bill 151, as described in this VAAC posting.
  • Share your perspective with the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) as described in this VAAC posting.
  • Join our Prison Gerrymandering team, by Contacting VAAC.

and other resources across the Web

Article: Pennsylvania ends prison gerrymandering.