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We learned no more than 1 in 4 of the newly eligible voters had registered for the 2020 election in four key states. Here’s how to examine yours.
News Inside November 17, 2020
News Inside knows that political debates are always taking place behind the wall, even after the presidential election. That’s why Issue 6 is full of information that will help folks inside strengthen their arguments.
Clockwise from top left: Shakur Abdullah, Bruce Reilly, Betty McKay, Darrell Jones.
Feature November 3, 2020
Here are their stories.
Cook County jail detainees cast their votes after a polling place in the facility was opened for early voting on October 17 in Chicago.
News October 26, 2020
The majority of the 745,000 people held in local jails can vote, but few do. Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
Tarra Simmons, left, and Kevin Harris are running for state representative respectively in Washington and Michigan. Both have been outspoken on the campaign trail about being formerly incarcerated.
Feature June 23, 2020
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.
Voters in Hialeah, Florida, outside Miami cast their ballots on Nov. 6.
Commentary November 13, 2018
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
On Tuesday, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights of people with past felony convictions.
Commentary November 7, 2018
With the passage of Amendment 4, more than a million people intimately affected by the criminal justice system have become more empowered to shape it.
Prisoners fill out voter registration forms in a work-release center in Birmingham, Ala.
Commentary August 20, 2018
Denying voting rights to people with felony convictions has roots in racist laws.
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow helps Spencer Trawick, an inmate at the Dothan City Jail in Dothan, Ala., fill out a voter registration form in June 2017.
News August 1, 2018
Do states have an obligation to educate formerly incarcerated people about their new rights?
Sara Bullis fills out her election ballot with her sons, Haden and Harold, on election day in Drummond, Okla.
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
From early release to bail reform, reform efforts gain some ground.