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Promoting Civic Engagement Post-Release From Correctional Facilities.

TitlePromoting Civic Engagement Post-Release From Correctional Facilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLavoie, Melissa, Eric Rey, Althea Brooks, and Emily Wang
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Date Published2013 Sep 12
AbstractWe applaud the article by Purtle(1) and agree that prohibiting incarcerated individuals from voting impacts both their civic engagement and their health. However, one important point that was missing from the article is that in a number of states, there are additional barriers to voting even after a person has been released from a correctional facility and completed parole and probation. Three states impose lifetime bans on voting for those with felony convictions. An additional eight states impose partial restrictions (Table 1).(2) (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print September 12, 2013: e1-e2. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301541).
Alternate JournalAm J Public Health

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