Do You Know What’s On the Census Form?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in Featured | 1 comment

The Census form says, “Do not count anyone in a jail or prison… Leave these people off your form, even if they will return here…”

How would you feel if your loved one is being used for political representation in the same area that they are incarcerated and not counted in their home communities?

The Warren Court

Did you know landmark civil rights cases in the 1960s established the principle of “one person, one vote,” which requires states and localities to redistrict at least once per decade? The Census Bureau now provides state and local information suitable for use in local redistricting to make sure that redistricting is done in the shared interest of the community.

Did you think people in prison share the same interests and values as people from communities that have prisons? Let us know in the comments.