Alex Burness

Alex Burness is a staff writer at Bolts Bolts, a digital magazine that focuses its coverage on two areas where local governments play a key role: criminal justice and voting rights.

Kentucky activists step in to deliver on the promise of voting rights restoration

By: - October 23, 2023

This story first appeared in Bolts and is reprinted with permission. Alonzo Malone Jr. says he felt “less than human” during the 27 years the state of Kentucky barred him from voting. Malone lost his voting rights, along with his freedom and a slew of other civil liberties, in 1989 when he was convicted of […]