When is a felon not a felon?

May 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Courts, Politics-General, Realignment
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blivetWhen he wants to vote, at least sometimes, according to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo. It seems that it is likely that 40-50,000 persons who would normally be considered felons are not for the purposes of voting.  If they were sentenced under realignment and sent to county jail rather than state prison they are demonstrably NOT in prison and they are not on parole after their release, they are on probation.  Therefore strict interpretation of the wording of the law does not permit the state to disenfranchise them.

Clicking here will link to a Sacramento PRAVDA piece on this story.  Thanks to Caroline for the link.

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One Comment to “When is a felon not a felon?”

  1. sfpdcaptain says:

    The law was intentionally written that way. More democratic votes for moonbeam and others of his ilk