Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Restoring Rights

A Williamsburg resident urged other residents to contact lawmakers to make the restoration process for individuals with felony offenses less time consuming. Virginia is one of only two states that permanently disenfranchises all persons with felony convictions. Individuals with nonviolent offenses seeking restoration must wait three years after completing their sentence, while those with violent offenses must wait five years. demonstrates a lack of faith in our prison system.”



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