Sentencing Project Study Finds Reform in Felon Voting Laws

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http:/ A report by The Sentencing Project finds a "national movement toward reform" of laws that bar voting by convicted felons. The Washington-based advocacy group said eight states have removed barriers to voting by persons with felony convictions. The group's study estimated 471,000 persons are now eligible to vote in the most heavily impacted states as a result of the reforms. The states that have repealed or scaled back their disenfranchisement laws are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. Felons in prison cannot vote in 48 . . .

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