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Can Former Inmates Vote?

Disenfranchised Voters Infographic Elections have consequences for all of us, but there are Americans, who are not allowed to vote. Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised from voting, even if the former inmates are again productive members of society, who pay taxes. Only states decide who can vote–not the Federal government. There are states, who […]

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Maryland Votes for Freedom

As the infographs presented by PrisonPath show below, the United States, through state laws, prohibits approximately six million Americans with felony convictions from voting. If our disenfranchised were citizens of Australia, Spain, France, Ireland or Germany, they would have the freedom to vote. About 4.5 million Americans are barred from voting because they have felon […]

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Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?

Disenfranchised Voters Infographic Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised from voting even if the former inmates are again productive members of society who pay taxes. Several states do not restore the right to vote upon completion of the sentence. Thirteen states allow probationers and parolees the right to vote and nineteen states allow former inmates […]

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The Disenfranchised: Non-Violent Felon Voting Rights – Update

Felon’s Voting Rights in the United States During the election frenzy in November, PrisonPath.com discussed the heavy sanctions that restrict non-violent offenders after successful completion of their sentences. Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia has now announced new changes regarding non-violent felon’s voting rights. Among the changes, non-violent offenders will not have a two year waiting […]

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Should Felons Gain Their Right to Vote?

The right to vote for felons discharged from prison vary from state to state. For example,there are thirteen states that allow probationers and parolees to vote. Nineteen states allow felons the right to vote upon completion of their sentence. Four states including Virginia prohibit voting again. If felons have paid their debt to society, why […]

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