Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maryland Prisoners and the Census

Maryland is the first state to record prisoners as residents of their last permanent address, according to The Baltimore Sun.  Maryland  prisoners can also vote.  Years ago, before this law, during the Family Literacy program that I initiated, I would take voter registration forms to the prisoners to give their families to encourage them to vote.  I would tell the prisoners that the best way to get changes they want, was to have their family go to the voting station and vote.  Now they can also exercise that option.

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