If you have been convicted of a felony and are no longer under the supervision of the Department of Correction (parole) or Court Support Services (probation), than you likely can vote this November 4th! Additionally, even if you are on probation or parole, you likely can vote.
If you find that your voting rights have been withdrawn, than ask your parole or probation officer for a document that you can bring to your local voter registration office to have your voting rights restored.
It is recommended that you look into your voting status as soon as possible so that you know on Election Day that you will not have any problems at the voting booth! Your vote is important!
For information on voting, in general, check-out this page on the Secretary of State's website. For details on the voting rights of Connecticut residents with criminal convictions, click here. If you experience difficulty contact the Office of the Secretary of State at (860) 509-6200. If you have additional information for us to share on this post, please contact us at CTCIP@ccsu.edu.
CTCIP is dedicated to providing information that may be helpful to those with a loved one in a Connecticut correctional facility. Hopefully through the sharing of information and personal experiences, this website will offer support to those affected by incarceration. This resource is for parents and caregivers who are facing a prison sentence, as well as for those returning home from a term of incarceration, their children, their children's remaining caregiver, other loved ones, volunteers and staff who work with or on behalf of children with a parent incarcerated, policymakers, advocates, and researchers.
Click here to listen to Connecticut children discuss what it is like for them to have a parent in prison.
1. I have the right TO BE KEPT SAFE AND INFORMED AT THE TIME OF MY PARENT’S ARREST.
2. I have the right TO BE HEARD WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT ME
3. I have the right TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT MY PARENT.
4. I have the right TO BE WELL CARED FOR IN MY PARENT’S ABSENCE.
5. I have the right TO SPEAK WITH, SEE AND TOUCH MY PARENT.
6. I have the right TO SUPPORT AS I STRUGGLE WITH MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.
7. I have the right NOT TO BE JUDGED, BLAMED OR LABELED BECAUSE OF MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.
8. I have the right TO A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH MY PARENT.
Published by the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership in 2005
RELEASE is a student-led online newsletter that dedicated its first publication to the topic of children with incarcerated parents. To view this inaugural edition, please click here.