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Court decision encourages Monroe prisoners eager for right to vote

Originally posted at January 10, 2010 by Andy Rathbun MONROE — Bill Pawlyk considered himself a conservative before he went to prison. His political leanings changed after he lost the ability to vote and began serving a life sentence at the Monroe Correctional Complex. “I shifted more toward the center,” said Pawlyk, 68. “You’re a McCain type of fellow,” added Kimonti Carter, 30, a fellow convict serving life at the Monroe Correctional Complex. The men, both found guilty of first-degree murder, are among a group of Washington state prisoners excited by a controversial court decision that could return their right
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