What does prison adjusted population mean and how does that affect Pittsylvania County?

Per our redistricting consultant, ARCBridge, while the state mandated prison adjusted population totals be used instead of the total population to determine the population for each new district as part of the 2021 redistricting process, the VA Division of Legislative Services did not provide population by race data at the Census Block level for the state’s prison population or for the prison-adjusted population. This means that the total County population and districts are based on prison-adjusted populations, but the racial demographics of each district do not use the prison-adjusted population, which leads to some uncertainty in the numbers. However, this is the data that the State has required Pittsylvania County to use. 

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1. Does the redistricting process affect school districts?
2. When will we have new electoral districts?
3. How do we know the districts will be fair?
4. Why was ARCBridge Consulting & Training selected to create new districts?
5. What's different about redistricting this year?
6. What does prison adjusted population mean and how does that affect Pittsylvania County?