Florida took a historic step this week as voters agreed to restore voting rights to nearly one million ex-felons, overturning some of the harshest restrictions in the country. An estimated 6 million people were barred from voting in the 2018 midterms due to felony convictions. That figure includes not only people currently incarcerated or on probation, but also those who have already served their time. Overwhelming, these laws disenfranchise people of color. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Marlon Peterson, a convict turned activist, and Columbia law professor Bernard Harcourt to discuss whether this is the beginning of a national movement.

 

 

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