State of Our State Policy 2019 Brief: Criminal Justice and Courts

Developed in partnership with Americans for Prosperity and Project Return, this policy brief addresses the state of rights restoration in Tennessee—which bars a higher rate of people with felony convictions from voting than nearly any other state.

In addition to describing the unprecedented challenges people with felony convictions face when trying to restore their right to vote, the brief highlights the potential benefits of rights restoration, including cost savings for taxpayers and reductions in recidivism rates. It also outlines a spectrum of policy solutions that could help Tennesseans reenter society more successfully.

Click here for more on the 2019 State of Our State dashboard.

Click here to read the entire State of Our State Criminal Justice and Courts Brief.

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