Committed to Public Service.

Automatic? A Case Study on the Florida Civil Rights Restoration Process

By robert · On Thu, 01/07/2016 - 00:08 · In Demo Posts

"Automatic? A Case Study on the Florida Civil Rights Restoration Process" (2009) is my undergraduate honors thesis about the process that ex-felons navigate when trying to regain their civil rights. It still remains relevant today so I posted it here.

In 2007, then Governor Crist touted his changes to the clemency procedure as "automatic." Under the Governor's leadership, the Executive Clemency Board instituted a tertiary tier that "guaranteed" restoration of rights for all compliant, non-violent felons who applied, but was it "automatic"?