Groups mobilize to pay off legal debts, restore ex-felons' voting rights in Florida

Facing South

The ruling means that hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated individuals could be shut out of the electoral process this year because they lack the money to pay off legal debts including restitution, fines, and fees that Florida imposes on people in the criminal legal system. The Campaign Legal Center has promised to challenge the decision. But in the meantime, voting rights advocates are organizing and raising funds to pay off indigent Floridians' legal debts.

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