Maryland Parolees Finally Won the Right to Vote—Now Will They?
Yes Magazine
October 28, 2016

“Baltimore resident Nicole Hanson couldn’t vote in elections during the three years she spent on probation, after finishing a term in prison.

“It was a heartbreaking experience, she said, because voting is part of her family’s culture. She remembers her grandmother and mother taking the whole family to the polls when she was a child. ‘The fact that I wasn’t able to engage in the process for my children,’ Hanson says, ‘words cannot describe the feeling.’

“During those years, Hanson says, she encouraged others to vote. ‘Even when I couldn’t vote, I was sending five, 10, 15 people to the polls.’”

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