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Thread #166526   Message #4005127
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
19-Aug-19 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Stripping of Citizenship'??
Subject: RE: BS: 'Stripping of Citizenship'??
It seems to be Rhode Island, not New Jersey, which declares inmates serving life sentences "civilly dead". The practice was apparently widespread at one time, with roots in English common law, but has been abolished in the UK and all US states except RI.

Rhode Island's law is currently under challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union (CLICK HERE).