ThinkTN in the News: Tennessee considers easing felon voting rights restoration

Associated Press (Feb. 13, 2019) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering a move to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored.

The legislation would lift the Republican-led state’s unique requirement for formerly incarcerated individuals to be up-to-date on child support before restoration of voting rights, in addition to other court fines and restitution.

It would also aim to simplify the bureaucratic process for those people to get their rights back once they’re out of prison and off parole and probation.

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