Last Week Tonight: Felony Disenfranchisement

In today’s installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John discusses how people with felony convictions have to struggle to get basic civil rights back. Some states allow non-violent felons to regain some of their civil rights, including the right to vote. Florida is not one of them.

A person with a felony conviction for rape or murder is in a far different class than a person who has a felony conviction for possession of, or distribution of, marijuana. Yet, a white murderer is given a slap on the wrist and a conveyer belt back to “proper” society, while a black drug dealer gets shoved in a hole for the rest of their lives.

No surprise there.

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