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“Without my rights, it’s like I’m still doing time all over again.”

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

That’s the quote that ends today’s New York Times article about 115,000 ex-felons in Florida getting their voting rights back.

New York Times

If you listen to NPR’s coverage, you’ll learn that in all but three states felons get their voting rights back after their sentences are completed. You’ll also find out how the new rules of re-enfranchisement work in Florida.

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