Disrupting Democracy: Felony Disenfranchisement In The "Smart On Crime" Era

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Disrupting Democracy: Felony Disenfranchisement In The "Smart On Crime" Era
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Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice at University of Louisville says
Professor Cherie Dawson-Edwards of the UofL Department of Criminal Justice discusses the social and political problem of felony disenfranchisement.

Some 5.85 million voting-age Americans are disenfranchised due to a felony. In Kentucky, more than 1 in 5 African Americans cannot vote for this reason.

In 2011, Kentucky passed a law that overhauled the state’s correctional system and made the Commonwealth a national example of the bi-partisan “Smart on Crime” movement. Yet these policies did nothing to address felony disenfranchisement – one of the oldest reentry issues across the land.

Now, with bipartisan support, politicians and the public are finally coming to grips with the collateral consequences of conviction. What are the prospects for real reform?

Prof. Dawson-Edwards's lecture is the third in the spring 2016 Social Change lecture series on "Crime and Punishment".

Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
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By: Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice at University of Louisville

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