In Minnesota around 60,000 people are disenfranchised because they have a felony conviction on their record. In Minnesota individuals are not eligible to vote until after they have finished all the terms of their sentence including probation and/or parole. 75% of all individuals barred from voting in Minnesota are living in the community, not behind bars. Despite evidence showing that access to voting actually decreases an individuals’ chances of re-offending many states still follow restrictive voting practices. Nationwide over 2 million people are disenfranchised, in a few states if you have a felony on your record you are never allowed to vote again.
Check out this interactive map from The Pew Charitable Trusts that shows which states have the worst laws.