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PA Ends ‘Prison Gerrymandering’ with Closely-Divided Committee Vote

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The commission in charge of redrawing Pennsylvania’s House and Senate maps has voted to make a major change to the redistricting process.

WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports it will no longer count many state prisoners as residents of the districts where they’re incarcerated, but rather as residents of the districts where they originally lived.

(Original air-date: 8/26/21)