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Counted While Incarcerated: How prisons inflate political representation

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In early November, lawmakers at the General Assembly passed the latest version of congressional and state legislative voting maps. But as legislators deliberated over district lines, they used data that included a group who are counted, despite being barred from the ballot box.

Host Charlie Shelton-Ormond examines how prison-based gerrymandering influences voting maps in North Carolina and why some want the U.S. Census to reallocate folks who are incarcerated.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.