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

  title={Punishment and Democracy: Disenfranchisement of Nonincarcerated Felons in the United States},
  author={Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  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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  • Z. Planinc
  • Law, Political Science
    Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société
  • 1987
Section 3 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out the democratic rights of Canadian citizens. Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or