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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights to People with Felony Convictions

May 12, 2016
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer discusses the Virginia governor's recent move to restore rights to 200,000 residents and the national context of disenfranchisement reform on the Diane Rehm Show.

Last month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 people with former felony convictions. The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer joined NPR’s Rachel Martin and other panelists to discuss this development and the national context of felony disenfranchisement and other state-level reforms.

Listen below or on the Diane Rehm Show website.

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