Fast Fact About Redistricting Prisoners

Fact: 
In February of 2011, 69% of all of the county inmates were unsentenced. This means that of the 17,448 persons incarcerated in County Jails that month, 12,040 of them were being held under the presumption of innocence.
Fact Background: 

All of the inmates in county Jails who are not convicted of felonies, are US citizens, and are over the age of 18 are eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  Since they can not register to vote in the district that the jail is in, why should they be counted at the jail?

 

 

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