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Collateral Consequences

A visit with S. David Mitchell, Associate Professor, School of Law

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: law law school sentencing felon disenfranchisement prisoner reentry

Overview of Mitchell’s Research

Topics: research felony laws

Mitchell’s research involves an area of law popularly referred to as felon disenfranchisement. That is, Mitchell looks at felon exclusion laws, which “that exclude ex-felons from being full citizens.” Often thought to mean one thing—the right of ex-felons to vote—felon disenfranchisement involves much more, including limits on the rights of ex-felons to serve on a jury, to have housing, to get educational loans and, in some jurisdictions, even to maintain parental rights.