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 lawmakers veto an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole.
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.
A new law passed in South Dakota will allow the possibility for the elderly and severely ill inmates to receive “compassionate parole”.
Gov. Mary Fallin appointed former Republican speaker of the Oklahoma House, Kris Steele, to serve on the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.