Lots of talk about the “rights” of convicted felons.
The focus is on the “rights” of ex cons to vote.
As an ex-con (we are really supposed to call ourselves “ex-offenders” because being an ex-con might hurt our feelings and we’d need a safe zone…but to be an ex-offender to me sounds like someone who suddenly discovered deodorant) I won’t argue the point; but I can provide some personal insight.
I was a guest of the state of Oregon in the ’70s.
Not only can I vote now as an ex-con; I was able to vote while I was incarcerated. In fact a registrar roamed the cell blocks trying to register us to vote.
Is that right? I don’t know.
But it’s true.