The reallocation of where inmates live doesn't mean they get out of jail...just that tens of thousands of them are no longer counted as living where they live for the purpose of drawing state legislative districts. Democrats hope the resulting shift of population will create the subtle shift needed to tip the political balance of power their way....
Its one of those ways the political class grabs power by means other than elections.
The Census purports to tell where people live on April 1 of the decennial year......The reallocation of inmate addresses is being contested in the courts, but districts have to be redrawn in time for petitioning next June.
Big line shift likely - Times Union