Debate Rages Over Voting Rights For Prisoners

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http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0925/p02s02-usju.html Joseph "Jazz" Hayden, who served 10 years in prison for manslaughter, is leading a crusade to restore voting rights to felons. Only Maine and Vermont now allow full voting rights, although eight states since 1996 have made it easier for ex-cons and probationers to vote, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Had Florida's former felons been able to vote, Al Gore might have been elected president in 2000. The Monitor says the issue reflects a culture clash . . .

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