Democrats keep raising the issue of prison gerrymandering. What’s that mean for redistricting?

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Joe Geller and others say Florida’s current practices could compromise fair representation.

Do prisoners live in their jail cells? Or at their pre-incarceration home address?

The U.S. Census counts individuals wherever they spent their day as of April 1, 2020. But Democratic leadership in House redistricting committees continues to press whether Florida instead should count prisoners in the place they came from and intend to go once their sentences are complete.

Rep. Dan Daley, a Parkland Democrat, raised the issue of prison gerrymandering Wednesday at a House Legislative Redistricting Subcommittee meeting.

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