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No district-by-district numbers in prison count yet


The Associated Press was first to report on the agreement between the Assembly and Senate to count about 80 percent of prisoners in their home districts, while eliminating about 12,000 of them from the rolls.
Previously, as CapCon notes, only about 3,000 were eliminated from the rolls.
But, said Mark Hansen, a Senate GOP spokesman, only the aggregate number has been compiled, so we won't yet know how many prisoners each district will actually gain or lose.
"The announcement yesterday was just that a total number had been achieved after going through a long process," Mr. Hansen said. "They have not actually been entered into the database yet."
It's unlikely to change upstate losses that much, though; incomplete addresses are simply eliminated from the rolls, not added back in their prisons. It'll just somewhat blunt downstate gains.
So the following numbers of residents each district will lose are probably about right, though they could change a bit.
Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, D-Theresa: 1,872.
Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, R-Black River: 1,481.
Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome: 1,842.
Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton: 3,231.

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