Can Kentucky Afford to Restore Felons’ Right to Vote? It Can’t Afford Not to.

Disenfranchisement, or the permanent revocation of a person’s ability to vote, is a punishment written into the very foundations of Kentucky law. The discriminatory clause, a 131-year-old statute in the Commonwealth’s constitution, has a devastating effect on the civil liberties of the more than 240,000 Kentuckians who have been convicted of felonies, as it condemnsContinue reading “Can Kentucky Afford to Restore Felons’ Right to Vote? It Can’t Afford Not to.”