SPLC says 'thousands’ of convicted felons don’t know they can restore voting rights

WSFA News Montgomery

The problem was counties defined moral turpitude differently until 2017, when Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law The Definition of Moral Turpitude Act to define specific crimes falling under moral turpitude. Before the law passed, the SPLC and Campaign Legal Center said there were around 286,000 disenfranchised citizens. Since the law change, the groups said there could be thousands of people out of prison that do not know they can vote.

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