Nonviolent felons eager to get their civil rights back

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Posted: August 19, 2013

The Winchester Star

The Rev. Mercedies Harris (from left), Randy Dunbar and Amber Parsons talk about Virginia’s decision to automatically restore civil rights to nonviolent felons who have served their time. On Saturday at Phazz One Ministries in Winchester, Harris told people what they need to do to take advantage of the change in state law. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — After a long plight of his own, the Rev. Mercedies Harris is helping convicted felons get their voting rights back.

“I was raised right, I just did wrong,” he told a handful of people on…

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