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March 23, 2014


Seeking the Ex-Prisoner Vote in D.C.

The Washington Post reports that ex-prisoners account for at least one in 10 Washington, D.C. residents and perhaps many more.

"That makes them a potentially pivotal, if uncertain, voting bloc -- and a highly coveted target that no political campaign has ignored in the tightening April 1 Democratic primary for mayor. Every mayoral candidate has promised something. Any taboo that previously muted politicking with prisoners, some of whom once preyed on city residents, has fallen away in favor of winning a few thousand votes that could tip the balance in a close race."












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