On Friday, June 30, Governor Matt Bevin restored the right to vote and hold public office to 284 prior offenders who have completed their respective sentences and have applied for restoration of their civil rights. The order are pending final background reviews by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. They exclude individuals convicted of violent or sex crimes, bribery or treason. Governor Bevin said the opportunity for second chances and redemption has been a cornerstone principle of our great nation since its inception. A total of 308 Kentuckians have had their civil rights restored since Bevin too office. While the orders restore the right to vote and hold public office, they do not restore any other civil right, including but not limited to the right to receive, possess or transport in commerce a firearm or serve on a jury.