Prison Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering: manipulation of the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.

Prison gerrymandering: counting imprisoned people as legitimate residents of the prison in the US Census instead of their actual place of residence.

It’s important because these prisons are profiting from enslaving Black and brown people when that money could go to supporting the Black people in their home communities. That funding could be used to address the root issues of crime, which are largely due to the continuous disenfranchisement of our communities, instead of this violent carceral system.