760,000 Felons Regained Voting Rights In 11 Years: Report


Since 1997, 19 states have amended felony disenfranchisement policies to reduce their restrictiveness and expand voter eligibility, says a new report from The Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C.

“Expanding the Vote: State Felony Disenfranchisement Reform, 1997- 2008” documents a reform movement over the past eleven years that has resulted in more than 760,000 citizens having regained their right to vote, says the advocacy organization. The report’s release coincides with the introduction of legislation in Congress to secure federal voting rights for nonincarcerated citizens.

Link: http://sentencingproject.org/Admin/Documents/publications/fd_statedisenfranchisement.pdf

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