Last week, with the ruling that the law to have prisoners in state facilities be counted at their last known address prior to incarceration is constitutionally legal, New York Supreme Court Judge Eugene Devine brought an effective end to the practice of prison-based gerrymandering in the state. This ruling will stop inflation of the political influence of districts containing prisons and the dilution of the votes of minority communities, and can be “considered a major civil rights achievement for New York State.”

To learn more, please check out these couple of articles with links to the decision from The Empire and Prisoners of the Census.