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UMN Sociology and Univ of Georgia Recipients of the 2018 ASA Publication Award

June 18, 2018

Uggen, Larson, Shannon

Uggen, Larson, Shannon
Image courtesy of The Sentencing Project

Congratulations to the University of Georgia's Dr. Sarah Shannon and UMN Sociology Professor Christopher Uggen and PhD student Ryan Larson, recipients of the 2018 American Sociological Association (ASA) Publication Award from the Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology for their “6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016” report with the Sentencing Project. 

Overview: A record 6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. The number of disenfranchised individuals has increased dramatically along with the rise in criminal justice populations in recent decades, rising from an estimated 1.17 million in 1976 to 6.1 million today. Read more: z.umn.edu/lostvoters