Rebecca Greenberg

A Proper Count of Inmates

March 23, 2010 New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/opinion/24wed4.html The Census Bureau took an important first step toward electoral fairness when it announced that it would publish data on prison populations earlier than in the past, in time for the next round of legislative redistricting. This data, which will become available in the spring of 2011, will make it easy for state...

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2010 Census: How Should Prison Inmates Be Counted

March 20, 2010 Your News Now http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/499298/2010-census–how-should-prison-inmates-be-counted-/ BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — With the 2010 Census underway, you may come across the term Gerrymandering in the near future. It’s a political term that has to do with dividing election districts in a way that favors one political party based on census...

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Who Gets to Count Inmates?

Times Herald-Record March 1, 2010 http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100301/NEWS/3010323/-1/SITEMAP Just as state and county legislative districts will be redrawn based on the 2010 census, there’s a bill in the state Legislature that would change how New York’s 58,000 state prisoners are counted. Instead of being counted as residents of the community...

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Our View: Don’t Count Prisoners with Voters

February 25, 2010 Utica Observer-Dispatch http://www.uticaod.com/viewpoints/x1694766272/Our-view-Don-t-count-prisoners-with-voters Counting prisoners as residents of a specific area for census records is one thing. But figuring those prisoners into the mix when voter representation is determined is absurd, and that needs to change. In January, it was reported that the 6,000-plus prison inmates at...

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