Felons & The Franchise

(Washington Informer) Nationally, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are denied the right to vote because of laws that prohibit voting by people with felony convictions, according to the Sentencing Project, which champions for the rights of ex-offenders and monitors legislation on their behalf.

An estimated 13 percent of Black men are prohibited to vote because of these laws...

Originally Posted 3/1/2007