9. For a convicted felon to vote in Mississippi, his or her state representative must personally author a bill reenfranchising that individual. Both houses of the legislature must then pass the bill. Re-enfranchisement can also be granted directly by the governor.
14. The number of people incarcerated in US jails and prisons grew from 501,866 in 1980 (182,288 in jail + 319,598 in prison) to 2,305,900 in 2013 (731,200 in jail + 1,574,700 in prison) - a 359.5% increase during a period when the US population increased by 39.7%.
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