Over five million Americans are disenfranchisement from voting even if the former inmates are again productive members of society who pay taxes.
Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
New jail and prison search engine Prisonpath.com, which launched its public beta this past September, now steps into the chaotic world of the right to vote in the United States. With the election season coming to a heated finish, it has never been more evident that every single vote is crucial in an election. Prisonpath.com's "Felons: The Right To Vote" infographic displays how the states restrict the rights of ex-inmates to vote.
Over five million Americans are disenfranchised from voting even if the former inmates are again productive members of society who pay taxes. Several states do not restore the right to vote upon completion of the sentence. Thirteen states allow probationers and parolees the right to vote and nineteen states allow former inmates the right to vote upon completion of their sentence. In which category does Florida and Virginia, two highly contested states in this election season fall? Both Florida and Virginia are two of the four states that do not restore the right to vote upon completion of their sentence.
Prisonpath advocates that Felons who have completed their incarcerated sentence, have paid their debt to society, and should have all voting rights fully restored automatically upon release from prison.
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