Bill to stop 'prison gerrymandering' advances in New Jersey

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2020
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A nearly decade-long drive to end what's known as "prison gerrymandering" in New Jersey is accelerating toward success, likely in plenty of time for the redrawing of the state's political maps for the coming decade.

Legislation that would count incarcerated people at their home addresses, rather than where they are in imprisoned, is headed to the full state House after it was endorsed 7-4 in committee Monday. The same bill was passed by the state Senate a year ago.

The measure is being pushed hard by Democrats from urban areas,...

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