Limestone brick archways mark Waupun Correctional Institution’s main entrance. Many rural, predominantly white prison towns see their population numbers boosted by prison populations disproportionately made up of black and Latinx people. In turn, states, which control how voting districts are drawn, can use those numbers to form districts filled predominantly with prisoners who cannot vote.

Limestone brick archways mark Waupun Correctional Institution’s main entrance. Many rural, predominantly white prison towns see their population numbers boosted by prison populations disproportionately made up of black and Latinx people. In turn, states, which control how voting districts are drawn, can use those numbers to form districts filled predominantly with prisoners who cannot vote.