Dead men do not vote, at least they are not supposed to.  Neither are prison inmates.  Civil Rights is one of the things you check at the door when you enter the Florida prison system.  However, Felony conviction in Florida is not full “civil death” in the Greek sense where both voting and land ownership rights are revoked.  While you lose Civil Rights as a guest of the State, you retain the right of land ownership, even if you are not allowed to visit it.

You can wear a jumpsuit to your real estate closing during visiting hours in prison.  It is harder to get things signed and notarized, but if you can use a pen in handcuffs, then you can have a signing in the Big House.

It takes at least five to seven years (depending on the crime) after the completion of a prison sentence to apply for restoration of Civil Rights.  As a result, about seven percent of Florida’s adults cannot vote because of a felony conviction.  While lack of Civil Rights does exclude felons from at least one or two presidential elections, they can create a landslide in real estate transactions.