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Friday, February 28, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: America's Top Law Enforcement Official Wants Ex-Felons to Vote

     Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on all states to allow felons to vote after they finish their prison terms. Right now, 11 states, mostly in the south and midwest, permanently ban felons from voting in elections. Massachusetts and New Hampshire restore voting rights to felons after they serve their sentences….

     Holder said the voting restrictions have a disproportionate impact on minorities. Nearly 38 percent of those affected are black….

"Should Convicted Felons be Allowed to Vote?" CBS News, February 12, 2014

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