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Kemba Smith Interview: Voting Rights Advocacy

By Jenée Desmond-Harris In 1994 Kemba Smith was sentenced to 24 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a cocaine ring. The story of the harsh punishment dealt to a minor player — who admitted to lying and … Continue reading

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Winning the Right to Vote for Convicted Felons

This is an interesting legal argument. I have never understood why a persons who have served their debt to society are barred from voting. In addition, why the census counts prisoners where they are jailed and not where they lived before they … Continue reading

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