Fast Fact About Redistricting Prisoners

Fact: 
The redistricting reform law (Part XX) did not address the incarcerated population in county Jails.
Fact Background: 

One area that is not currently addressed in the Part XX bill is the issue of how to count inmates incarcerated in county jails. Currently they are counted in the jail itself. It important to make the distinction between prisoners and inmates  for several reasons.  Prisoners  are sentenced felons serving long term sentences in State Prisons.  They have lost the right to vote, and are generally a stable demographic in terms of location because of the duration they spend in one facility.  Inmates are being incarcerated in County Jails for a variety of reasons and for relatively short periods of time. 

 

 

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