Punishment and Democracy: Disenfranchisement of Nonincarcerated Felons in the United States

@article{Manza2004PunishmentAD,
  title={Punishment and Democracy: Disenfranchisement of Nonincarcerated Felons in the United States},
  author={Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={491 - 505}
}
As levels of criminal punishment have risen in the United States, more and more citizens have been disenfranchised because of a felony conviction. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the unique practice of felon disenfranchisement in the United States today. We focus in particular on the political impact of disenfranchising large numbers of nonincarcerated felons—those who have served their entire sentences and those living in their home communities while completing a term of… 

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