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Mountain Talk: Restoring Voting Rights in Kentucky

Mountain Talk: Restoring Voting Rights in Kentucky

2014-01-29 Voting Rights Mt Talk

In this episode of Mountain Talk, WMMT’s weekly community conversation, we discuss voting rights.  Kentucky is one of a small group of states that restricts the voting rights of former felons who have already paid their debt to society, but Kentucky’s General Assembly this year will take up a bill that would allow Kentucky voters, via referendum, to restore the right to vote to nonviolent former felons who have served their time.  To dive deeply into this issue, we welcomed several guests into the WMMT studio, including Kristi Kendall, a former felon in Floyd County, Ky.; retired Judge Jim Bowling from Bell County; and Carl Shoupe from Harlan County, Ky., the father of a former felon/coal miner.

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