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  • Public Defense Services to hold rights restoration clinics

    Apr 18, 2018 | Read More News
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    Pima County Public Defense Services plans to hold rights restoration clinics for people with past federal or state convictions. 
    Election Day
    People convicted of a federal or state crime lose some of their civil rights, which can include the right to vote, the right to bear arms and the right to serve on a jury. Arizona has one of the highest percentage of disenfranchised voters in the country with 221,170 people, or 4.25 percent of the state’s population, ineligible to vote in 2016 because of a criminal record.

    The Pima County Public Defense Services Rights Restoration Clinics are free workshops where participants will receive information about how to restore rights and have convictions set aside. 
    • Pima County Fairgrounds, Old Pueblo Hall, during the Pima County Fair
    • April 21 – 22 and April 28 – 29
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Workshops are open to everyone and geared toward those with Arizona and federal criminal convictions. Participants should bring paperwork related to their cases and convictions. More information is available here, click the “Rights Restoration” tab. 

    Pima County Public Defense Services are committed to helping restore the civil rights of people who made mistakes but have paid their debt to society and want a second chance.