Democracy Restoration Act
Senator Ben Cardin (D—Maryland) has introduced the Democracy Restoration Act. This law, if passed, will restore full voting rights to all ex-convicts after they’ve served their sentences.
The bill is being co-sponsored by Senators Richard Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse. Sen. Ben Cardin said:
“If we truly want to break the cycle of recidivism, we need to reintegrate former prisoners back into society. When prisoners are released, they are expected to obey the law, get a job, and pay taxes as they are rehabilitated and reintegrated into their community. With these responsibilities and obligations of citizenship should also come the rights of citizenship, including the right to vote.”
Makes sense to me.