Last updated on: 7/31/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Massachusetts Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition (SHaRC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Members of SHaRC are opposed to the restrictions placed on the voting rights of those incarcerated for felony convictions.”

“Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition Demands Voting Rights for Felons,” www.massdecarcerate.org, July 27, 2006

Description:

“We are individuals, groups, organizations and agencies from across the state of Massachusetts against jail or prison expansion/construction and/or addition of beds.”

“Mission,” www.massdecarcerate.org (accessed July 20, 2009)

Mission:

“The mission of SHaRC is:

To build a statewide social justice movement that is dedicated to working with individuals and communities:

to minimize the adverse consequences of drug use, through means such as: syringe access, healthcare for HIV and hepatitis, and overdose prevention; and

for drug law changes, moving from punitive criminal justice policies, in support of non-coercive, community-based public health models.”

“Mission,” www.massdecarcerate.org (accessed July 20, 2009)

Other:
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