Florida leads nation in disenfranchising former felons

Florida excludes more former felons from voting than any other state because of its restrictive restoration of rights laws.
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Florida excludes more former felons from voting than any other state because of its restrictive restoration of rights laws.

Award-winning columnist Fabiola Santiago has been writing about all things Miami since 1980, when the Mariel boatlift became her first front-page story. A Cuban refugee child of the Freedom Flights, she’s also the author of essays, short fiction, and the novel “Reclaiming Paris.”