David Sommerstein at North Country Public Radio has a 4 minute piece about St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb asking the U.S. Census Bureau to change how it counts people in prison: Inmate count debate opens old wounds.
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.
On Saturday, I was honored to accept, on behalf of the Prison Policy Initiative, the Foundation for Improvement of Justice’s Paul H. Chapman Award for our report and campaign to end Massachusetts’ suspension of drivers licenses for unrelated drug offenses.