As Nov. Nears, Attys Fight To Ensure Jailed Voters Get Ballots


"My job is often to write angry letters on fancy letterhead to try and compel people to do the things that we want them to do," Campaign Legal Center's Dana Paikowsky said during a recent webinar held by criminal justice advocacy group The Sentencing Project. "It was night and day," said Houston-based activist Durrel Douglas about the Campaign Legal Center's impact on his campaign to register voters inside the Harris County Jail. Douglas said that these new tactics — which don't require an in-person visit — have inspired him to scale up his efforts to other jails in the state, and even across the country. And he's still brandishing the Campaign Legal Center's missive as a ticket to get him in the door.

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