Felony Convictions: The Disenfranchisement and Disempowerment of Black Communities

By Claudia Leonor For violators of criminal law, the process of stigmatization begins with arrest and conviction.[1] Arrest and conviction create “a panoply of economic, social, and political post-conviction penalties . . . intended to assure that the shame of incarceration is not forgotten or avoided.”[2] A felony conviction, in particular, carries collateral civil consequences Read more about Felony Convictions: The Disenfranchisement and Disempowerment of Black Communities[…]

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