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Redistricting to Count Inmates as Residents of Lockup Location

Redistricting to Count Inmates as Residents of Lockup Location

by / August 6, 2010

Democrats could get a boost in future battles for the New York state Legislature thanks to a little-noticed provision buried in the final budget bill, officials said yesterday. The measure requires the Legislature to count prison inmates as residents of their communities of arrest while drawing up legislative district lines. Historically, inmates have been counted as residents of towns where they're imprisoned. New York Post