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Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, And Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House

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The criminal disenfranchisement that affects millions of American citizens.
""It seems when you're convicted of a felony, the scarlet letter is there. You take it everywhere with you.""--Jamaica S., a twenty-five-year-old on probation in Tennessee who lost her right to vote
More than four million Americans, mainly poor, black, and Latino, have lost the right to vote. In so
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 30th 2006 by New Press, The (first published April 28th 2006)
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He was my professor and is so clever. The book pretty much uses empirical evidence in more than a handful of U.S. states to prove the argument that America uses prisons to control certain minorities by preventing them from voting so that legislation, antagonistic to their plight, will continue to be passed. It also highlights the injustice of permanently taking away the Constitutional rights of incarcerated persons who may have been reformed.
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Sasha Abramsky studied politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford University. He is now a freelance journalist and senior fellow at Demos who reports on political personalities and cultural trends.

His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Guardian, and Mother Jones, among other publications.

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