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McAuliffe Announces Additional Reforms to Rights Restoration Process

Yesterday (June 23) Governor Terry McAuliffe announced two key reforms to the rights restoration process for former felons who have served their time.

Governor McAuliffe will remove the requirement that individuals pay outstanding court costs before they can have their rights restored.

The state will also establish a process for those whose rights have been reinstated to have that fact designated on their criminal record.

McAuliffe says his administration has restored the rights of over 8,250 former felons to date, more than any other Governor.