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Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Thousands of Ex-Felons | The Nation

25.11.15

Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Thousands of Ex-Felons | The Nation: Thirty-nine states automatically restore the voting rights of all felons, while eight states automatically restore such rights to only some felons, notes Insider Louisville.

“The old system is unfair and counterproductive,” Beshear said at a news conference today. “We need to be smarter about our criminal-justice system. Research shows that ex-felons who vote are less likely to commit crimes and [more likely] to be productive members of society.”


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