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The Racial Tint to Prison-Based Gerrymandering

The Racial Tint to Prison-Based Gerrymandering

The statistics in this case do not lie. To the contrary, they reveal the power-hoarding nature of members of New York’s legislature. Since 1976, all 43 new prisons in New York have been built in rural, largely white upstate communities.¬†Furthermore, when the last round of redistricting happened in 2002, 7 upstate districts would not have met minimum population requirements if the prison...

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