The previous post, in support of the Common Core State Standards, is a response to an August piece by veteran educator Marion Brady that was highly critical of the standards initiative. Here Brady takes another wack at the standards.Read full article >>
North Carolina resident observes two flawed ways of counting prison populations, urges Census Bureau to use pre-incarceration addresses
A North Carolina resident calls on the Census Bureau to correct the problem of prison gerrymandering rather than shift the burden to the state.
Census Bureau extends time to submit comments on the residence rule for incarcerated people, new deadline is September 1.
Learn more about Dan Kopf, the newest member of Prison Policy Initiative's board.
Southern Center for Human Rights advises the Census Bureau “to acknowledge the transient nature of mass incarceration”
Incarcerated people in Georgia are unlikely to remain at any one facility for long.
At the last Census, the Bureau counted over 2 million incarcerated people in the wrong place.
University of Texas Student Calls Out the Census' Counting of Incarcerated People as Residents of their Prison as a Violation of State Law
Counting incarcerated people at prison facilities defies common sense and the Texas Election Code.
Maryland proposes – and promptly withdraws – plan to ban letters to people incarcerated in the state’s prisons
A now-withdrawn proposal would have made Maryland the first state to ban letters to people in state facilities.
Massachusetts redistricting leaders urge the Census Bureau to change how it counts imprisoned people to provide a uniform approach for all 50 states and eliminate costly litigation
Without action on the part of the Census Bureau to change its residence rule for incarcerated people, Massachusetts cannot change its own procedures.
The New York Times editorial board summarizes the problem of prison gerrymandering and explains why the Census Bureau must take action.
Two residents of rural upstate New York explain why a prison cell is not a residence.
Nation’s leading racial justice law firm explains discriminatory impact of counting incarcerated people as “residents” of prison facilities rather than their home communities
Prison gerrymandering dilutes the voting strength of urban areas where prisons are fewer and, thereby, weakens the political power of minority communities.
Law School Professor explains how Census Bureau’s current practice of counting incarcerated people as “residents” of their prison facility results in two harms: misleading data and disproportionate political influence
Incarcerated individuals often have little in common with the residents in the communities surrounding their correctional facilities, and elected officials do not always consider incarcerated people their constituents.
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