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“Voting Rights of Convicted Felons, Convicted Misdemeanants and Pretrial Detainees” [in PA]

Special thanks to Rachel Freund of PMHCA who submitted this document on the voting rights of folks with criminal histories.  I learned a lot from it, and hope others are able to learn from it as well.

It was made available by “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State – Edward G. Rendell, Governor – Pedro A. Cortés, Secretary of the Commonwealth www.dos.state.pa.us

This document is in PDF format so if you don’t have it already, you’ll need to install adobe acrobat reader (which is free) to view it.  The latest version of Adobe can be found at … http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Here’s the PDF file convicted_felon_brochure as described above.

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  1. I used to be a good asset to a particular billion dollar plus company, a highly productive citizen who paid his share of income, property, and other taxes every year. Other than a mortgage, I had no other liabilities.

    Today, I am totally unproductive, a drain upon society as a convicted felon. I am no longer to able to be productive as I have been hobbled by a criminal record and can no longer obtain employment in my field and honestly, I don’t have the will to work for crumbs.

    I’m sure that there are hundreds of thousands like me, who have learned their lesson, paid their debt to society, and want a fresh start. Current law makes this impossible.

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