The political geography
of mass incarceration
Every ten years during the Census, incarcerated people are counted as residents of prisons, which are often in rural areas very far away from their home communities.
In this research, we matched and analyzed last-known addresses for over 80,000 people currently incarcerated in Florida's Department of Corrections as of October 2021. We then map where people should be counted in every proposed and current district plan, and show which districts gain population and which districts lose people.
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Which districts benefit most from incarceration? Which districts are losing people?
The table below shows the net gain or loss of people for each proposed district. This is calculated as: people from outside the district who are "imported" into the district via the carceral system minus district residents who are "exported" to a prison outside the district.
Districts in green are gaining the most people due to incarceration and districts in red are losing the most people.
|District||Incarcerated Population From Out of District||District Residents Incarcerated Elsewhere||Net Population Gain or Loss From Incarceration||% of District Pop Gained or Lost|