AG Backs Suffrage For Felons

Attorney General Eric Holder. (r) Photo c/o

Attorney General and city native Eric Holder made his position clear yesterday in a speech outlining the need to allow citizens who have served their time to have a voice in voting, the most basic American right.

The Huffington Post reported  on remarks made be the AG at Georgetown Law Center on Tuesday, stating,

“By perpetuating the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals, these laws increase the likelihood they will commit future crimes,” he said during a speech at a criminal justice reform event hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights at the law school.  “They undermine the reentry process and defy the principles of accountability and rehabilitation that guide our criminal justice policies. And however well-intentioned current advocates of felony disenfranchisement may be, the reality is that these measures are, at best, profoundly outdated.”

More here at Huffington Post.


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