Embracing A Second Chance

Nonviolent Offenders Like McDonnell’s Rights Restoration Plan; Others Not So Sure

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Posted: January 11, 2013

“It’s important that we get the right to vote,” Gemeinschaft Home resident James Weathers, 58, says, so he’s supporting Gov. Bob McDonnell’s rights restoration proposal. (Photo by Pete DeLea / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — As a convicted felon, James Weathers can’t vote in Virginia.

But, if Gov. Bob McDonnell has his way, the 58-year-old Gemeinschaft Home resident might have his civil rights…

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