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Anamosa on Iowa Public Radio

by Peter Wagner, November 3, 2009

Joyce Russell reports for Iowa Public Radio on the end of prison-based gerrymandering in Anamosa, where the first election without a district that is almost entirely prisoners is taking place. Listen: mp3. Transcript here. Peter Wagner is interviewed.

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