End Prison Gerrymandering
“Prison gerrymandering” is the practice of counting incarcerated individuals as members of the communities where their correctional facilities are located when it’s time to redraw legislative district lines. This practice inflates the political power of districts where prisons are located , while the political power of the districts where inmates lived prior to incarceration is diminished. And because New Jersey has the worst racial disparities in incarceration rates in the country, upholding prison gerrymandering essentially strips communities of color of their full voting strength.
Ending prison gerrymandering is one step towards a fairer redistricting process and fairer maps. We must protect the constitutional guarantee of “one person, one vote” and ensure all communities are equally and fairly represented!
Please contact your Assembly members and ask them to support A1987 today.