Jim Crow in Massachusetts? Prisoner disenfranchisement

Group: Prison Policy Initiative

URL: http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/mass_disenfranchisement.html

Description

Massachusetts amended its constitution in 2000 to deny prisoners the right to vote. Out of a population of 4.9 million people of voting age, the amendment affects less than 15,000 people. But it creates a stark racial disparity that was likely not intended by the voters.

Tags

corrections, inmates, population, location, county, constituents, voting

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
HTML
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2004

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