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Felon Disenfranchisement

  • Hrg. No. 106-39 -- Oversight of the 2000 Census - Examining the Bureau's Policy to Count Prisoners, Military Personnel, and Americans Residing Overseas. House Committee on Government Reform Committee Hearings, 106th Congress. PDF version with prepared testimony here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=106_house_hearings&docid=f:60341.pdf If the link breaks, try http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house07ch106.html and scroll down. popular (Added: 14-Oct-2002 Hits: 394)
  • Prisoners of the Census - by Tracy Huling. Record numbers of urban people of color are now in prisons in rural areas -- where the census counts them as residents. Result? The prisoners' 'share' of federal funds pegged to population counts will go to their keepers' hometowns. popular (Added: 13-Apr-2002 Hits: 615)
  • Christopher Uggen's homepage - UMinnesota Prof, has links to some of his work on felon disenfranchisment, including "Political Consequences of Felon Disenfranchisement" co-written with Jeff Manza. (Added: 4-Apr-2002 Hits: 317)
  • Convictions and Doubts: - Retribution, Representation, and the Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement by Pamela S. Karlan, Stanford Law School; Jan 2004 (Added: 27-Jan-2004 Hits: 289)
  • Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in New York - By Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative. Prisoners can't vote, but the census counts the predominantly urban prisoners as residents of the rural town that contains the prison, diluting the influence of urban areas in violation of the US and NY State Constitutions. (Added: 17-May-2002 Hits: 192)
  • Locking up the Vote - By Nicholas Thompson, Washington Monthly August 26, 2002 (Added: 20-Sep-2002 Hits: 240)
  • Minority Prison Inmates Skew Local Populations as States Redistrict - "The inmates at Attica prison in western New York state are represented in Albany by state Sen. Dale Volker, a conservative Republican who says it's a good thing his captive constituents can't vote, because if they could, 'They would never vote for me.'".... (Added: 12-Mar-2002 Hits: 216)
  • Prisoners and the 2000 Census - by Robert T. Hoetzel, a PA prisoner. Excellent article on the census-effect in Pennslyvania. (Added: 5-Jul-2002 Hits: 327)
  • PrisonersoftheCensus.org - criticizes how the U.S. Census counts prisoners and includes factsheets, testimony, and research on how economic and political resources are allocated based on population. (Added: 3-Feb-2004 Hits: 161)
  • Question Two: An Amendment Without A Purpose - by Alec Ewald. Editorial in opposition to MA effort to repeal prisoner's voting rights. Contains a concise summary of the main arguments for disenfranchising prisoners and why those arguments don't make sense. (Added: 22-Feb-2002 Hits: 304)
  • Restoring Your Right to Vote - 50 state specific pamphlets from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Written in 2000, and some states have since changed their laws. (Added: 5-Oct-2002 Hits: 312)

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