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"Felon re-enfranchisement restores more than civil rights," by Tamar Sarai, Prism, November 03, 2022
"How the ‘Disenfranchisement Maze’ Bars Black Women from the Ballot," by Eva Herscowitz, The Crime Report, October 28, 2022
"Over 17,000 New Mexicans barred from voting in the midterms, report shows," by Austin Fisher, Source NM, October 27, 2022
"Youngkin announces restoration of rights for 800-plus formerly incarcerated Virginians," by Justin Geary, WDBJ 7, October 21, 2022
"Louisiana pushes to reduce ‘unnecessary’ barriers to employment," by Roby Chavez, PBS NewsHour, October 19, 2022
"Biden's Marijuana Pardons Could Benefit Some 10,000 People With Misdemeanor Records," by Jacob Sullum, Reason, October 13, 2022
"Applying for federal disaster assistance with a criminal record," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, October 12, 2022
"California poised to enact significant expansion of record clearing to cover most felonies," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, September 26, 2022
"‘My emancipation proclamation’: the man fighting to free millions from their criminal records," by Sam Levin, The Guardian, September 14, 2022
"Court: Mississippi can continue blocking felons from voting," by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press, August 25, 2022
"California advances broadest US law sealing criminal records," by Don Thompson, Associated Press, August 18, 2022
"Criminal Background Checks May Be Banned in N.Y.C. Housing Applications," by Mihir Zaveri, New York Times, August 09, 2022
"Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote," by Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press, July 27, 2022
""Shock to the system": The difficulties of reintegration after incarceration," by Pauleen Le, CBS Minnesota, June 27, 2022
"D.C.’s Incarcerated Residents Have The Right To Vote, But Sometimes It’s Easier Said Than Done," by Martin Austermuhle, DCist, June 09, 2022