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originally posted by: Klassified
It has been my opinion for many years, that if you are a non-violent felon, and have done your time. You get your rights back. ALL of them. It'll never happen of course, because our system prefers to punish felons perpetually. Is it any wonder many end up homeless or dead after their release?
originally posted by: Cumingsj
You don't have to apply in every state. States like Indiana give them back automatically. I lived there for a few years before I applied to have mine restored in VA. I had the rights to vote,serve jury duty,sale alcohol and the other BS that doesn't really matter This was 2 years ago when I lived there.
Below is a map to the voting right restoration. The dark blue,light blue and yellow are also the states in which almost all restore rights once released from probation & paroles. Orange state you must apply for restoration and red you are basically #ed for life if you stay there. Most of the states outside the ones in blue won't expunge or seal your record ever. I'm not sure when you had to go through this but many of the laws have changed over the past year or 2
www.aclu.org... .a reply to: theySeeme
Why Felons Can't Vote & Why They Should
originally posted by: JesseVentura
Why can convicted felons run for office if they can't vote? Because all politicians are crooks! Myself and my Vigilant Producer Alex Logan investigate the origins of felon voting rights, and why many states disenfranchise ex-convicts. Do you think felons should be allowed to vote? Sound off on Twitter @GovJVentura
Can you vote if you have a felony?
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.