One underexplored aspect of the war on drugs is its link to voter suppression. Often after incarceration, felons are stripped of many rights, including the right to vote. Given the disproportionate number of black convicted drug felons, is the denial of the right to vote based on drug convictions the new Jim Crow? Joining HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill and Alicia Menendez to discuss were sociologist Christopher Uggen, advocate Marc Schlakman and disenfranchised former drug felons Jeffrey Taylor and Pastor Walker.
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