Chapter

Unlocking the Vote

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149326
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943975 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0055

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Unlocking the Vote

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This chapter considers a range of policy and political proposals for reenfranchisement. It suggests that the key long-term reforms require reconsideration of all voting restrictions on disenfranchised felons. The issue can be broken down into three separate questions: restoring voting rights for people who have completed their entire sentence (ex-felons); restoring voting rights for people who remain under supervision of the criminal justice system on probation or parole, but live in their communities (nonincarcerated felons); and restoring voting rights for currently incarcerated felons.

Keywords: reenfranchisement; felon disenfranchisement; disenfranchised felons; right to vote; voting restrictions; voting rights

Chapter.  4199 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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