In May 2018, a federal judge ruled that Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to people with felony convictions was unconstitutional. The state appealed the ruling and the appellate court will hear arguments on July 25th. The Sentencing Project filed an amicus brief underscoring the punitive and arbitrary nature of the restoration process, and contending that disenfranchisement is counterproductive to effective reentry.
July 19, 2018
Legislation in California and Illinois would require jails to provide voter education and make in-person or absentee voting available to all eligible incarcerated voters.
July 10, 2018
Administrator Harp’s simplification of the core protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act prioritizes public safety over racial justice. The administrator fails to understand that the two goals are intertwined.