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April 28, 2014
Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in The United States
This fact sheet provides an overview of felony disenfranchisement policies and implications, including a state-by-state table illustrating the categories of individuals disenfranchised due to a felony conviction.
November 08, 2016
Disenfranchisement News: How Florida's felony disenfranchisement laws impact elections
Analysis finds Floridians with felony convictions would cast nearly 60K ballots in this election, D.C.mayor visits local jail to help eligible individuals vote, and more in our latest Disenfranchisement News.
March 02, 2016
Disenfranchisement News: Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Felony Disenfranchisement Challenge
Iowa Supreme Court to hear felony disenfranchisement challenge, Hawaii bill would give some people in prison the right to vote, and more in our latest Disenfranchisement News.
October 17, 2018
Disenfranchisement News: Felony Disenfranchisement and the Midterm Elections
More than 6 million people are ineligible to vote in the midterm elections in November 2018 because of a felony conviction.
September 30, 2013
Democracy Imprisoned: The Prevalence and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States
Submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, this shadow report details the impact of felony disenfranchisement laws in the United States and how they violate Articles 25 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the United States ratified in 1992.
October 17, 2018
Expanding the Vote: Two Decades of Felony Disenfranchisement Reforms
Since 1997, 23 states have amended felony disenfranchisement policies in an effort to reduce their restrictiveness and expand voter eligibility.
June 27, 2019
Felony Disenfranchisement: A Primer
As of 2016, 6.1 million Americans were prohibited from voting due to laws that disenfranchise citizens convicted of felony offenses. Felony disenfranchisement rates vary by state, as states institute a wide range of disenfranchisement policies.
October 06, 2016
6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016
A record 6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. The number of disenfranchised individuals has increased dramatically along with the rise in criminal justice populations in recent decades, rising from an estimated 1.17 million in 1976 to 6.1 million today.
February 20, 2013
Letter in Support of Felony Disenfranchisement Reform in Tennessee
The Sentencing Project submitted comments to a Tennessee panel studying how the state might bring more of its citizens into the electoral process rather than excluding them through felony disenfranchisement.
August 07, 2020
Amicus Brief in Support of North Carolina Felony Disenfranchisement Lawsuit
North Carolina felony disenfranchisement law amplifies the hardship that the criminal justice system disproportionately visits upon Black Americans; exacerbates stark racial disparities in income, wealth, and economic opportunity; and unduly mutes the voices of Black North Carolinians in public affairs.