John Oliver on felony disenfranchisement
In many states, if you are convicted of a felony, then you lose certain rights. You can no longer own a gun, for example, and far more importantly you could be barred from voting for years after your prison sentence is over––sometimes forever. Florida, perhaps unsurprisingly, is particularly bad about disenfranchising felons for long periods of time with arbitrary courts that decide, willy nilly, which felons can get their voting rights back. This video explains why that’s so bad.
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