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Once convicted of a felony, Florida residents face a lifetime ban on their civil rights, including the right to vote. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ex-felons can apply to have their rights restored, but only after completing parole, probation and a lengthy waiting period – and there’s still no guarantee these rights will be restored. This week, we continue our Voter Voices series, turning our attention to Steven, an ex-felon who is on a mission to re-gain his vote and help other ex-felons restore their voting rights. Our guests discuss this contentious issue affecting 1.5 million disenfranchised ex-felons.
Donald Jones, University of Miami School of Law
Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University