Advocates push for inmates to be counted at their home addresses as redistricting ensues

The Detroit Free Press

“You are artificially inflating the voting power of communities with prisons while disempowering the areas where the incarcerated individuals are actually from and where they have communities that they're part of,” said Dana Paikowsky, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, a national nonpartisan organization that works to advance democracy using litigation and policy advocacy. In line with a national pattern, Michigan’s incarcerated population is disproportionately Black and from urban areas, and the majority of inmates are incarcerated in areas that are white and rural.

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