Prisoner Disenfranchisement and the Election

From our friends at the Prison Policy Initiative, this great infographic about how felony disenfranchisement could affect the presidential election.  Click here for a bigger view of the graphic.

And PPI’s Leah Sakala has been blogging about prison-based gerrymandering (distortions to electoral and legislative districts from prisoners being counted where they’re incarcerated vs. their original homes) and how it could affect this year’s elections at the PPI blog (here).

More posts soon.

–Chris Sturr

One thought on “Prisoner Disenfranchisement and the Election”

  1. This is a huge issue. Because lower income individuals are more likely to have criminal records — even though there is a massive amount of unpunished white collar crime, the voting system reinforces the income inequality in the country.

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