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Alabama Law Passed Ordering Chemical Castration for Paroled Child Molesters

Alabama passed law requiring chemical castration for paroled child molesters.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the chemical castration of child molesters as a condition of their parole. The new law goes into effect in September.

Mother’s Day in Prison

Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.

Missouri Reduces the Number of In-Person Parole Hearings

The Missouri House approved a measure to no longer allow inmates to object to video conferencing for parole hearings and discontinue the in-person interview for offenders. The bill passed with a 114-33 vote will save the state money. The House Bill 2499 is now in the Senate awaiting a vote.  

NY Governor Pledges to Grant Voting Rights to Paroled Felons

In a speech on April 18, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to grant voting rights to thousands of paroled felons arguing they had paid their debt to society and should be allowed to vote. Cuomo signed an executive order that provided conditional pardons to more than 35,000 felons who have completed their incarceration period but remain on parole to allow them to vote. Prior to this action, individuals convicted of a felony were not allowed to vote until the offender completed their prison sentence and parole period.  Convicted individuals who are on probation already more »

Louisiana House Veto Voting Rights for Felons on Probation and Parole

Louisiana lawmakers prevented efforts to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole. Louisiana’s 1974 constitution allows the suspension of voting rights for people who are “under an order of imprisonment” for a felony. People on probation or parole for a felony are included in this definition.  A proposal from Rep. Patricia Smith would have changed that rules to allow someone on probation or parole for a felony to register to vote after being out of prison for five years but the proposal failed to pass.   Similar more »