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South Dakota

June 22, 2010
Disenfranchisement News

International: Refusal to Listen to Court is ‘Morally Inexcusable’
: State Officials Still Confused
‘The Problem is the Process’
: Major Decrease in Newly Restored Voters
South Dakota
: Settlement Results in Voting Rights Education
Disenfranchisement’s Relationship to Race, Dispariity

February 24, 2009
Disenfranchisement News

Washington: Voting Rights Legislation Receives Editorial, Police Support
Maryland: Bill Proposes Eligibility Notification Upon Release from Prison
Virginia/Kentucky: Disenfranchisement Reform Being Considered by Strictest States
South Dakota: Election Officials' Misunderstanding Disenfranchises Two Citizens

May 25, 2006
Disenfranchisement News

New York: A Question of Prison-Based Gerrymandering
Tennessee: Editorial Support for Bill that Streamlines Restoration Process

September 2012 State Collateral Consequences Reform Webinar

The Sentencing Project co-hosted a webinar with the ACLU, Crossroad Bible Institute, National Employment Law Project, and the National H.I.R.E. Network.

The webinar provided an overview of efforts to reform collateral consequences including access to employment, felony enfranchisement, and access to public benefits. 

Author: Nicole D. Porter

June 2010 (The Sentencing Project) State Recidivism Database

Provides references for 99 recidivism studies conducted between 1995-2009 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

October 2004 (American Civil Liberties Union & Demos) Purged! How a Patchwork of Flawed and Inconsistent Voting Systems Could Deprive Millions of Americans of the Right to Vote

Examines procedures for “purging” individuals from the voting database as the result of a felony conviction in 15 states; identifies systemic flaws and calls for states to reform protocol to ensure accuracy. 37 pages

Authors: Laleh Ispahani and Nick Williams

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