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Alabama Poised to Restore Voting Rights for Thousands with Felony Convictions

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In criminal justice reform, it’s been a good week for the South. As noted in a New York Times article today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has struck a deal to reduce Louisiana’s prison population—and in Georgia, the Times calls Republican governor Nathan Deal, a former prosecutor, “a national leader in the prison reform movement.” As someone who grew up in Alabama, I pay particular attention to reform efforts in the South, and there’s good news coming from my home state as well. Alabama, it seems, may be poised to begin addressing voter disenfranchisement—beginning with restoring voting rights to people...
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