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June 23, 2011
Voting Behind Bars: An Argument for Voting by Prisoners
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer argues that felony disenfranchisement practices are inherently undemocratic and counterproductive for public safety, including for persons serving prison sentences.
May 07, 2020
Voting in Jails
While the COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for voters during the 2020 election cycle, voting access for the 700,000 people held in local jails around the country has long been critically compromised. This report highlights jurisdictions around the country that actively support ballot access for people detained in jails.
October 30, 2020
Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction
5.2 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes.
October 04, 2016
Disenfranchisement News: CA grants voting rights to people serving felony sentences in jail
California governor restores voting rights to 50,000 people serving felony sentences in county jails, federal lawsuit seeks to overturn voting ban for people in Alabama with felony convictions, and more in our latest Disenfranchisement News.
April 26, 2017
Disenfranchisement News: Florida approves language for voting rights ballot
Voting Rights Restoration Amendment is one step closer to being placed on Florida's 2018 ballot, Nebraska legislature votes to end two-year ban on voting for people with felony convictions, and more in the latest Disenfranchisement News.
April 14, 2016
Disenfranchisement News: Kentucky Senate and House disagree on path to restore voting rights
Kentucky Senate and House disagree on voting rights amendment for November ballot, voting rights bills introduced in Missouri and D.C., and more in our latest Disenfranchisement News.
September 07, 2017
Disenfranchisement News: ACLU invests $5M in Florida campaign to restore voting rights
ACLU commits millions to help put voting rights referendum on Florida's 2018 ballot, judge says Alabama does not have to inform voters about new voting rights law, and more in Disenfranchisement News.
July 20, 2017
Disenfranchisement News: Illinois jail allows in-person voting
Cook County Jail allowed in-person voting for the first time in almost a decade, lawsuit seeks to have Alabama educate people about new voting rights law, and more in Disenfranchisement News.
January 28, 2020
Disenfranchisement News: FL Supreme Court rules all costs must be paid to regain voting rights
Florida rules all costs must be paid to restore voting rights, Georgia Senate study committee votes to not expand voting rights, and more in our latest Disenfranchisement News.
June 16, 2016
Disenfranchisement News: Virginia GOP files suit to block 200K people from voting
Virginia GOP says the governor's executive order to restore voting rights to 200K people is unconstitutional, D.C. makes voting easier in jail, and more in Disenfranchisement News.