Study: 30 states prevent formerly incarcerated people from voting based on wealth

The Hill

Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and the Campaign Legal Center found that eight states “explicitly” require the payment of fines and fees in order to restore voting rights, while 20 implicitly require it. Two additional states require fine and fee payment for clemency eligibility. Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center said in an interview that there was a “lack of a pattern” in the overall finding, but noted that the explicit laws were mostly in conservative and Southern states.

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