September 30, 2019

Report Profiles Over 30 People Denied the Vote and Urges Passage of Pending Legislation for Rights Restoration

Newark – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice today released Value to the Soul: People With Criminal Convictions on the Power of the Vote. A pdf of the report can be found here.

The report profiles over 30 people impacted by the denial of the vote – men and women, young, old, Black, white, and Latinx, in prison and out – whose voices have been silenced by the denial of the vote due to criminal convictions. It argues for the passage of pending legislation (S2100/A3456) in New Jersey that would restore the right to vote to people in prison, on parole, and on probation.