Map and table showing the Maryland state legislative districts that, from 2001-2011, gave the people who lived near large prisons undue influence over the political process.  Until Maryland ended prison gerrymandering in 2010, any four residents of House of Delegates District 2B were given much political clout as five people in a district without a large prison. Every vote cast outside of District 2B was diluted.

Data Source: Peter Wagner and Olivia Cummings, Importing Constituents: Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Maryland (2010). (Map: Peter Wagner, 2014)

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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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