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MI inmate, ex-con assess election choices and voting

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Michigan law requires voters to be 18 years old and a resident of the state, but what if you have been convicted of a felony or are currently in prison? Can you vote? We talk with an inmate and a former inmate about the election.

The 2016 race for the White House has brought out a myriad of viewpoints. We have heard from all of them, ranging from the undecided to those who support Donald Trump and his vision to “Make America Great Again” and others who say it is time for a woman like Hillary Clinton to finally become  Commander in Chief.

These varying viewpoints mean that some will be chomping at the bit to cast their ballot, others will remain undecided, and some will skip voting entirely, but there’s one group who can’t vote: those who are in prison.

Current State’s Brooke Allen speaks with Reanna Douglass, a former inmate from Oakland County, and with Darryl Woods Sr., an inmate serving time at the Detroit Re-entry Center about the upcoming Presidential election.

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