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District-by-district numbers available


LATFOR has released its district-by-district population change numbers that are the result of counting prisoners not in their cells, but at their last known address.
Senate Republicans struck a deal a few weeks ago that blunted some of the Democratic downstate gains from the population change by essentially changing the way unknown addresses are counted.
The local effect: Sen. Patty Ritchie will gain 404 residents and lose 3,571, for a net loss of 3,167. Sen. Joe Griffo would gain 852 and lose 2,607 for a net loss of 1,755. Assemblywoman Addie Russell would gain 175 and lose 2,027 for a net loss of 1,852, while Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush would gain 82 and lose 1,544 for a net loss of 1,462. Those losses are mitigated from what the original, pre-deal numbers were.
The reason the legislators lose some residents, of course, is because there are some prisoners in Sing Sing, say, whose last known address is in Hammond. But it's much more likely to be the other way around: Somebody from New York City who committed a crime and was sent to Ogdensburg. That's why you see the imbalance.
Here's a handy spreadsheet, courtesy Peter Wagner at the Prison Policy Initiative:

Final District by District Numbers

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