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This map from the Brennan Center for Justice shows criminal disenfranchisement laws by state. Kentucky and Iowa, in red, are now the only states to permanently disenfranchise people with felony convictions. Those in pink permanently disenfranchise at least some people with felony convictions; dark blue states restore voting rights upon completion of prison, parole, and probation; those in lighter blue allow people on probation to vote; dark green states automatically restore voting rights after release from prison; and those in lighter green do not disenfranchise people with criminal convictions. To view the original map with more details, click here.