Prison Gerrymandering in Louisiana, an Article in New America Media

This is a story that I worked on over the summer for New America Media. It’s titled:  “How Prisons Imperil Black Voting Power in Post-Katrina Louisiana,” and it addresses the issues of representation surrounding prison populations. Louisiana has the highest per capita rate of male incarceration in the U.S., and that population is disproportionately African-American, so questions around representation and the prison system are critical.

 

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