A recently conducted national survey by Lake Research Partners on behalf of State Innovation
Exchange, Stand Up America, The Sentencing Project, and Common Cause reveals over half of
voters support the full restoration of voting rights to all citizens over the age of 18, including those
completing a sentence, both inside and outside of prison. Even when the term “felony
convictions” is added to the proposal, a majority of voters still support expanding voting rights to
How Many People Are Spending Over a Decade in Prison?
In 2019, over half of the people in U.S. prisons – amounting to more than 770,000 people – were serving sentences of 10 years or longer – a huge jump from 2000.