Voting Rights

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Article 1 – A Decade of Reform: Felony Disenfranchisement Policy in the United States
Author: Ryan King
Description: This report highlights reform in punishments for offenders post-release, such as voting restrictions and housing policies.

Article 2 – Political Punishment: The Consequences of Felon Disenfranchisement for Rhode Island Communities
Authors: Nina Keough, Marshall Clement
Description: Special report on the impact of incarceration and reentry form the Rhode Island Family Life Center.

Article 3 – Prison Litigation Reform Act
Author: ACLU National Prison Project
Description: Overview of the Act.

Article 4 – Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States
Author: The Sentencing Project
Description: Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States

Article 5 – Count Every Vote Act of 2005
Author: Introduced in the Senate
Description: AKA the Civic Participation Act of 2005.

Article 6 – Out of Step with the World: An Analysis of Felony Disenfranchisement in the U.S. and Other Democracies
Author: Laleh Ispahani
Description: This report offers the first in-depth analysis of the criminal disenfranchisement policies of the world’s democracies, with a focus on Europe.

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Article 1 – Enfranchising Convicted Felons: Current Research on Opinions Towards Felon Voting Rights
Author: Cherie Dawson-Edwards
Description: This article examines current opinion research on the re-enfranchisement of enfranchisement of convicted felons’ voting rights.

Article 2 – Ex-felons denied basic right to vote
Author: Marc Mauer
Description: Short article by a guest columnist on the titular topic.

Article 3 – Barred from the Vote: Public Attitudes Toward the Disenfranchisement of Felons
Authors: Brian Pinaire, Milton Heumann, Laura Bilotta
Description: Argument in favor of felons being reinfranchised the right to vote.

Article 4 – Voting rights restored for thousands in state on probation: Problem started last year when state reinterpreted a law
Author: Bob Egeiko
Description: An article on California.

Article 5 – It’s Right to Grant Former Felons the Right to Vote
Author: Kara Gotsch
Description: An article from the Washington Post.

Article 6 – Prisoners and the Right to Vote
Author: Emily Jane Goodman
Description: Article from the Gotham Gazette.

Article 7 – R.I. to revisit felons’ voting rights
Author: Charisse Jones
Description: An article from USA Today.

Article 8 – The Democracy Restoration Act of 2008
Author: Brennan Center for Justice
Description: Overview of the Act.

Article 9 – Resolution Supporting Restoration of Voting Rights Released
Author: American Probation and Parole Association
Description: Resolution Supporting Restoration of Voting Rights Released

Article 10 – While Maryland now allows former felons to vote, the battle isn’t over
Authors: Russ Feingold, Jack Kemp
Description: An article from the Baltimore Sun.

Article 11 – Felon disenfranchisement silences our voices
Authors: Keith L.T. Wright, Janelle Edwards-Stewart
Description: An article from the New York Amsterdam News.

Article 12 – Book Reviews
Author: Elizabeth S. Clemens
Description: A book review of Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen’s Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy.

Article 13 – Federal Voting Rights for People with Convictions
Author: The Sentencing Project
Description: Federal Voting Rights for People with Convictions.

Article 14 – Barriers to Reentry
Author: None Listed
Description: Facts about felon disenfranchisement.

Article 15 – Opportunity to expand civil rights
Author: Jack Kemp
Description: An article from The Washington Times.

Article 16 – A ‘Crazy-Quilt’ of Tiny Pieces: State and Local Administration of American Criminal Disenfranchisement Law
Author: Alec Ewald
Description: This article presents results from the first nationwide study to document the implementation of American felon disenfranchisement law.