The increase in attention being paid to felony disenfranchisement laws
warrants a serious overview of felony disenfranchisement in the U.S. This report will discuss the history
of felony disenfranchisement laws and their impact on our society, analyze the arguments surrounding
felony disenfranchisement laws, and explore the movement to restore voting rights to people with felony
convictions. This report also concludes with recommendations for states and advocacy groups interested
in starting work in the Restoration of Voting Rights Movement.