In Wisconsin, over 68,000 people couldn’t vote this year because of their conviction status, a practice called felony voter disenfranchisement. State law prohibits incarcerated felons and those released on community […]
The national conversation around felony voting rights has lingered for decades and is considered to be a hot potato for politicians. In Wisconsin, the state banned 68,000 felons from voting. […]
“It felt like I had been denied something that was given to everybody else. I wasn’t being denied because I messed up in life, but because the current power structure wants to prevent me from voting,” Fields said.
Wisconsin’s pattern of voter disenfranchisement mirrors larger American efforts to strip voting rights from felons. State law prohibits felons from voting while in prison and under community supervision, impacting over […]