I'm not certain an exact figure is known or published. People would be too shocked to learn the actual number. About a year ago there were 2.5 million people locked up in US jails and prisons. We are the largest incarcerator in the world. No other nation is even close to housing the number of prisonsers we house. We are responsible for roughly 25% of the world's incarcerated population, yet our entire population is only 5% of the world total.
Let me try this another way, The state of Michigan has been tracking the number of convicted felons in the state since about 1920 by issuing a unique six-digit number to every convicted person. In 2003, that number reached 500,000. Within one year, it was at 700,000. By the end of 2005 it was nearing 900,000. Michigan rarely reissues numbers and typically only when a felon dies in custody does that number get reissued. So, the actual number of convicted felons in the state of Michigan is right around 900,000. Estimate up to the million person mark, as it is currently 2010 and the trend has only increased (a million is actually conservative), and the number of convicted persons in Michigan reaches slightly higher than 7%. Use that figure for the entire US and you get 2,450,000. I know, it doesn't work; that number is lower than the total number incarcerated in 2004. So what does that say? The number of Americans with felony convictions is much, much greater than 7%. Figure safely that it is around 15% to 25%.
Convicted felons cannot currently enter the U.S. (unless they are American citizens). Many other countries are more lenient.
Eas 20 million
There are no convicted felons in congress. Felons can’t vote let alone run for office.
In the US, you must be 18 and a US citizen. Also, in many US states, convicted felons cannot vote.
(in the US) To the US VIrgin Islands, yes. I'm unsure about the British islands. Not all nations will grant entry to convicted felons, with or without, a valid passport.
There are several companies in Riverside, CA which hire convicted felons. These include Federal Express, Walgreens, Toys R Us, and Allstate Insurance Company.
I think felons, those under 21 and non US citizens.
No. Federal law, covered everywhere in the US. Has been law since 1968.
Those members of it who were citizens, and weren't felons, were allowed to. (I'm not implying that any of them are felons, just saying that felons aren't allowed to vote; I know some of his family members are not US citizens, so they wouldn't have been allowed to vote either.)
It is a federal crime for convicted felons to ever own or possess a firearm, under ANY circumstance. (US Code, Title 18)
No. A Convicted felon may lose certain rights for a limited period of time, but almost all are restored at the end of the probation or parole period. or when the sentence has been completely served. Felons may lose the right to vote for a period of time, or lose the right to associate with other felons. Felons lose their right, forever, of owning or possessing a firearm or ammunition, under Federal law. If a convicted felon is a person who is not a US citizen, but who is allowed here under a VISA or has a green card, THEY can lose their right to remain in the US after being convicted of a felony.
WARNING - whatever your research finds out - if you were a FEDERALLY convicted felon it won't matter what your state allows you to do. Under the provisions of US Code, Title 18, FEDERALLY convicted felons may NEVER own or possess a fiream (including black powder arms).
noAdded; IF the state of Missouri is one of the states that partially restores some limited gun rights to state CONVICTED felons, PERHAPS. You will have to research that for yourself. HOWEVER - if you are a FEDERALLY convicted felon the answer is no. Under US Code, Title 18, black powder weapons are classified as firearms which convicted felons are not allowed to possess.
Not if you are a convicted felon. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from owning or possessing firearms ANYWHERE in the US or its possessions. It is a federal offense and state laws do not enter into it.
Yes, depending on what the felony is for. They background check but some non violent felonies are considered "Ok"
There is no such form. Your question doesn't say - but If you are a convicted felon, Federal law forbids convicted felons from ever owning or possessing a firearm or ammunition. (US Code, Title 18)
No, convicted felons are barred by US Federal Law from owning any type of firearm.Another View: Texas is one of the few states that DOES grant convicted felons certain very limited rights to possess firearms. It is not automatic and you will have to research your own situation to determine if you qualify for this privilege.
None. A person can not be a felon and enlist.
Convicted felons are prohibitted by US Code, Title 18 from owning "black powder arrms" which are specifically named in the statute.