Yes. Since they are part of our society and since being in prison means they are paying a debt towards society, they should be able to vote.
There's a lot of criminals out in the open -in fact a lot who you voted for- who should instead be inellegible and not be allowed to vote...
They have been removed from society for a reason they are CRIMINALS
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the emphasis for that law goes back to a variety of situations
for example, voting for the most lenient judges
voting on propositions that favored something of their interests.
block voting as a disruptive statement (in judicial or court elections, again as the subject)
they are considered to have lost the right to vote when they lost their freedom. the reasons are many, but meaningful.
I dont think prisoners should have the right to vote. They have commited crimes and have been sent to jail. You don't get sent to jail for picking up a packet of sweets..:)
Is it fair to refuse a child their right to by being refused dinner because they beat up their brother? Should a student be refused school because they cheated on a test? Should a prisoner really be refused their right to vote for what good they have? Just because a person is in prison does not mean they are a bad person, or should be refused their rights. People make mistakes and there are many many people who are in jail because of petty crimes, bad decisions, or just plain stupidity... but in the end everyone should have the right as to how their country should be run.
Uh, yes, they do. Because being locked away in prison for something doesn't mean you're no longer an american and don't have the right to vote.
You know who REALLY shouldn't have the right to vote?
The same narrow-minded people who seem to believe being in jail means you're no longer a citizen and don't have the right to vote.
no when they commited the crime they lost that right
What are the people afraid of? That criminals will outvote "non-criminals"? When more people are behind bars than outside it, then I'd say you definitely have much greater problems than allowing them to vote or not...
You are sent to prison to pay your debt to society. Part of that payment denies you the right to vote.
No they lost that right
ummm NO. thats part of the punishment, losing their rights. Its the chance they take when they break the law and they know it.
YES! WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE SAYING NO FOR?
Dear God, this is what is wrong with society. Do you know how many INNOCENT people are in jail? Yes there are people who are guilty and swear that they are not, but they are still human beings.
They will get out of jail one day and return to normal society, prisoners watch television, read books, browe the internet..... they do everything that we do except have everything ******** from them.
IF you were wrongly accused and sent to prison with children in the outside world, would you not want to shape and change their desinty by voting for an elective in your country?
THIS would give them HOPE, THIS would make them feel they can make a CHANGE in the world instead of being TOLD WHAT THEY ARE. @Everybody who says NO THEY ARE CRIMINALS THEY DONT BELONG IN THE REAL WORLD BLA BLA BLA.... You are labelling somebody who has a soul a personality and an opportunity to change themselves and the world around them, by labelling them you are silencing them.
How cold and ignorant that is
No. I believe they lose the right to have a say when they commit a crime.
Yes, take them to vote in Philadelphia where the Black Panthers showed up, so Holder can see that real voter intimidation is only a matter of perspective. Not all criminals are behind bars.
1. when you commit a crime you loose those rights.
2. if enlisted men and women can not vote, then people in prison should not be allowed.
The only thing a prisoner should be allowed to do is breath and in some cases thats even to much freedom for them
Do the Crime forfeit the Right to Vote.Besides that ,criminals have more rights than their victims now.What next,week end furloughs,or prison time from 6 am to 5 pm.There's a reason why their in prison.DUH !!
Absolutely not, that is a Privilege for law obiding citicens, revocation of rights is part of the punishment of breaking the law. It is not a absolute privilege entitled to all,..rather conditional. You also have the right to keep your rights... it's an individuals choice which is also a right...free will...You screw up,.. tuff horseshit.
No. If they felt that they could break the rules and laws, then that means they disrespect their country and fellow contrymen, and shouldnt be allowed to choose who leads a community they have separated themselves from.