Where To Count Inmates An Issue In Redistricting


HARRISBURG, PA (WITF) — When the U.S. Census Bureau measures population, prison inmates are counted as residents of the communities where they are incarcerated. The practice can affect how lines are drawn in congressional and legislative redistricting efforts, which will take place after the 2020 census.

Some of Pennsylvania’s neighbors have taken steps to count inmates as part of their home communities, by arguing their last address is where they should be considered a “usual resident.” READ MORE: