Maryland completes prison inmate count needed for legislative redistricting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland agencies certified the state’s count of prison inmates Tuesday to comply with a new state law that changes how inmates are counted for legislative redistricting purposes.

State legislative districts in Baltimore gained the most. Still, state officials said the increases were modest compared to the overall population of the five districts. The districts are still well below the ideal district size of 122,813, according to the department of planning.  More...

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