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NOV 13, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Ex-Cons Should Have Right To Vote, Access To College Loans: Report

One of the keys to keeping felons out of prison is letting them go to the ballot box, according to a new report. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released a report this week with recommendations on how to ease re-entry for ex-convicts and prevent them from going back behind bars. One of the report's recommendations is extending the right to vote to all offenders, even felons, once they've done their time. The report cites the American Civil Liberty's assertion that: Studies have shown that the benefits of voting are numerous. Individuals who vote generally help to make ... Read More

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