Voting for Jailed Inmates Deemed ‘Nearly Impossible’

Most of the 750,000 jailed Americans have the right to vote — but many of them are hampered by a lack of information, severe limitations to access for registration, and watchdog limitations from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the next presidential election is less than a month away, advocates and inmates alike are turning to the media to educate the public.

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Will Judges Veto COVID-19 Relief Measure for WA Inmates?

This spring, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee suspended time limits on post-conviction appeals filed by prisoners, citing the special circumstances of the pandemic. Now it’s up to the state supreme court to decide whether that included cases concluded before the outbreak—and the outlook is uncertain, writes a Washington state inmate.