Corpus ID: 54987219

Shadow Citizens: Felony Disenfranchisement and the Criminalization of Debt

  title={Shadow Citizens: Felony Disenfranchisement and the Criminalization of Debt},
  author={Ann Cammett},
  • Ann Cammett
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • The disenfranchisement of felons has long been challenged as anti-democratic and disproportionately harmful to communities of color. Critiques of this practice have led to the gradual liberalization of state laws that expand voting rights for those who have served their sentences. Despite these legal developments, ex-felons face an increasingly difficult path to regaining the franchise. This article argues that, for ex-felons in particular, criminal justice debt can serve as an insurmountable… CONTINUE READING
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