Rights Restoration in Iowa
State criminal disenfranchisement laws deprive approximately 6.1 million people in the U.S. of their right to vote. These laws have a disparate impact on communities of color. The vast majority of those disenfranchised—77 percent—are not incarcerated. They are living in the community on probation or parole or have completed their sentence. Here’s how Iowa stacks up when it comes to rights restoration.