Felon voting rights remain a controversial reform among many but the truth remains that mass incarceration of Americans is historically tied to the nation’s history of slavery. Now good news is coming on this front from an unexpected corner according to an article at CBS Minnesota:
The “Restore the Vote Coalition” organized a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, pushing for legislation to allow people to vote after serving time in prison for a felony (00:48) WCCO 4 News At 5 – March 7, 2019
A video of the press conference is found on here. Felony voting laws are determined separately by each state. You can also see more on this subject at either Democracy Chronicles’s felon voting archive or African-American Voting Rights. Also see our main section on American Democracy and our Voter Access articles focusing more broadly on the ease of voting and the various barriers in the way.