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Judge Rules That Some California Convicts can Vote: A California judge has ruled against a decision made by Secretary of State Debra Bowen that would have prevented thousands of criminals released under Realignment from voting in upcoming elections.  The Associated Press reports that a lawsuit brought forward by the ACLU sought to have voting rights restored to nearly 60,000 convicts released under Realignment and placed on Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS).  Prior to Realignment, those felons would have been placed on parole, and barred from voting in state-run elections.  The judge agreed with the ACLU, citing that a goal of Realignment was to encourage rehabilitation, and participating in society and voting is a part of that effort.

Murder Suspect Arrested After Decades on the Run: A Detroit man accused of killing one man and wounding another has been arrested in Georgia after spending more than 20 years on the run.  Robert Allen of the Detroit Free Press reports that 41-year-old Antonio Daniels was tracked down by local and federal agents and found to be living in Georgia under a new name. When authorities confronted him about the killing he initially denied involvement, but later he admitted his true identity after being presented with fingerprint evidence.  Daniels is being held in Georgia awaiting extradition to Michigan.

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