On April 14, 2004, Marc Mauer presented the Fifteenth Annual Walter C. Reckless Memorial Lecture at The Ohio State University. The Reckless Lecture, organized and sponsored by the Criminal Justice Research Center, is published each year in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. The lecture is named after Walter Cade Reckless, a pioneer in American criminology and corrections, whose academic career spanned sixteen years at Vanderbilt University and three decades at The Ohio State University.
The 2020 election season offers an opportunity to increase public awareness about felony disenfranchisement laws to expand voter eligibility. During the era of mass incarceration the overall disenfranchisement rate increased substantially. In recent years, substantial reforms have expanded the vote to millions of individuals.