MHP: Disenfranchised Felons in Fla. and Beyond


Incarceration has become one of America's biggest businesses, but what about when felons are released? Are they no longer a part of society? In states like Florida, Mississippi and Nevada and others, 4 million people have been denied the right to vote because of past felony convictions, and there is confusion surrounding the issue. On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests, including Colorlines voting-rights editor Brentin Mock, ask the question: Is this practice fair, or is America silencing a large portion of its electorate?

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists dig into voting rights below:

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