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Locked Up, Then Locked Out: The Case for Legislative—Rather Than Executive—Felon Disenfranchisement Reform

Amanda J. Wong

A cohesive anti-felon disenfranchisement perspective has gained traction over the last two decades in America. Scholars have harshly criticized disenfranchisement provisions for their insulation and perpetuation of nonwhite marginalization a la Jim Crow. ` Other critics have also decried felon disenfranchisement for barring prior felons from full social integration. Still more critics point to how…

Sep 2019


The Thirteenth Amendment: Modern Slavery, Capitalism, and Mass Incarceration

Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Thirteenth Amendment (1865) Introduction On August 31, 2017, The New York Times published a provocative news article, “The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s…

May 2019