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Sentencing Project Biography

Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“Felony voting restrictions in the U.S. are political anachronisms reflecting values incompatible with modern democratic principles… We believe the best course of action would be to remove conviction-based restrictions on voting rights.”

Losing The Vote – The Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States,” Oct. 1998


“The Sentencing Project, incorporated in 1986, has become a national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy on criminal justice policy. The Sentencing Project originated out of pilot programs developed by Malcolm C. Young, Executive Director, for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency from 1981-86.”

Sentencing Project website, accessed Mar. 7, 2007


“To promote reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime.”

Sentencing Project website, accessed Mar. 7, 2007

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