felony disenfranchisement

More Than One Million Americans Won’t Be Eligible to Vote in Florida on November 8th

A grassroots organization in the state is working to restore voting rights for its returning citizens.

Attorney Gen. Holder Urges Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Inmates

Holder speaks about against felony disenfranchisement.
Criminal Justice   - According to Peter Groff, head of the U.S. Department of Education’s faith-based initiatives center, criminal justice is still an area of concern, particularly because of the disproportionate number of African-American males in the nation’s penal system and jails. Lincoln University political science professor F. Carl Walton agrees that while the number of Black judges, lawyers and law enforcement officials has increased, state legislatures continue to pass laws that often result in disparate and harsher sentences for Blacks.(Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Commentary: Felony Disenfranchisement

Voter suppression is taking its cues from old politics.