About the Coalition to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering in New York

The Census Bureau counts incarcerated people as residents of the communities where prisons located, as opposed to their home communities. Counting incarcerated people in the wrong place skews legislative representation and the political power of our communities.

The Statewide Coalition to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering seeks to eliminate this practice by changing how the state and counties use the Census data for the purpose of legislative redistricting.

Click here to sign your organization onto the Coalition.

Here’s a list of the coalition organizations:

Citizen Action of New York

Prison Policy Initiative

New York Civil Liberties Union


Brennan Center for Justice

Fortune Society

Bronx Defenders

Praxis Project

Correctional Association of New York

Community Service Society

New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN)

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Make the Road

Public Policy and Education Fund of New York

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Back To Basics Outreach Ministries


Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse

Community Voices Heard

Center for Community Alternatives

Metro Justice

Binghamton Justice Project

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Urban Justice Center, Group Ministries

Common Cause/NY

Prisoners Are People Too

Broome County Re-Entry Task Force

Reducing Recidivism

Western New York Reentry

Erie County Prisoners Rights Coalition

Center for Law & Social Justice

Prison Action Network

Nu Leadership Policy Group

Broome County Re-Entry Task Force

Prison Families of New York

Citizens Union

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Legal Action Works Inc


Justice & Peace Resource Center