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Florida, an often crucial state in presidential elections, is one of only four to not automatically restore voting rights after felons have completed their sentences.
Samuel Harrell died because he was handcuffed, punched, kicked and stomped by guards, according to his widow, including by officers belonging to a group that inmates called the “Beat Up Squad.”
The decision follows a 9 percent drop in the city's overall crime rate over three years, and an even larger drop in the inmate population.
Staff shortages at prisons due to low pay and dangerous work conditions perpetuate this cycle in Maryland and other states, officials say.
The justice called it "no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny."