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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 »

Louisiana Vetoes Voting Rights for Convicted Felons

Louisiana lawmakers veto an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole.

No Change in Parole Supervision Fees in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant vetoed a bill which would have eased the hardship for certain ex-offenders to pay their monthly probation, parole, and other supervision fees living under the federal poverty level.

New South Dakota Law Allows for Compassionate Parole

A new law passed in South Dakota will allow the possibility for the elderly and severely ill inmates to receive “compassionate parole”.

Kris Steele Tapped for Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board

Gov. Mary Fallin appointed former Republican speaker of the Oklahoma House, Kris Steele, to serve on the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.