The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is moving forward with its plan to change how incarcerated people in the state are counted for the purposes of legislative redistricting. In a meeting earlier this month they voted to send out a request for proposals to vendors who may be able to do the necessary analysis. The body is seeking a contractor to adjust census data for around 3,000 state inmates across seven facilities and set aside $10,000 to get it done. The Montana Department of Corrections is not required to track the last-known addresses of state prisoners and only has residences on file for about a third of the population.
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