Jan 29, 2023 · Illinois legislators passed a bill that would remove a lifetime ban on name changes for people who had been convicted of felony theft, along with lifting other restrictions on the procedure.
23 hours ago · Nonviolent felons may be able to regain their civil rights including the ability to own and use guns, serve on a jury and hold public office in Wyoming. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted ...
After completing a felony sentence, the person ends up with a criminal record, which can have long-lasting effects on a person's future, impacting employment, immigration status, housing, and civil rights. These secondary effects are often referred to as "collateral consequences." Felony record. State law often restricts persons convicted of ...
2 days ago · Felons serving prison sentences would not be eligible. Previous legislative efforts to restore voting rights to felons have failed. Griego said he hopes this year it goes through. A regular voter before his incarceration, he wants to cast a ballot again in the 2024 election cycle. “Voting rights is about restoring democracy,” he said.
Jan 16, 2023 · Felons can obtain housing grants to apply for housing assistance programs to pay for their rent. One of the main programs that HUD offices provide in Section 8, is a housing assistance program that provides rent vouchers to afford accommodation.
Nov 30, 2022 · Tenn. Const. Art. 1, Section 2 denies the right to vote to individuals who were convicted of an infamous crime unless you petition for restoration or the governor pardons you. Texas. You can vote after completing your sentence* ( Texas Election Code 11.002 ). Learn more on our page about felon voting rights in Texas.
Sep 17, 2020 · Of the about one million former felons in Florida — a conservative estimate — at least three-quarters owe court debt. Between 70 and 80 percent are indigent and unable to pay.