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Pa. redistricting commission changes course, will not count thousands of prisoners in home district

A 3-2 vote by the committee tasked with redrawing Pennsylvania's State House and Senate district maps will lead to a population shift of nearly 37,000 people across the commonwealth. Mark Nordenberg, chairman of the five-person Legislative Redistricting Committee, sided with the panel's two Democratic leaders to end the practice known as Prison Gerrymandering: State inmates will no longer be represented by the district their prison is located in, but instead the district where they last resided:



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