Prisoners Right to Vote

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Name Teacher Class Date Prisoners with Voting Rights? Voting is one of the most favored given rights throughout the United States. There is a way for this right to be taken away and that is by being convicted of a felony. Some people may agree with the idea, and others disagree. But is it right to take away someone’s ability to vote for how they should live? People should have a voice, no matter who they are and what they have done with their lives. Whether that voice should be taken into account is up for investigation. Certain prisoner’s should be able to keep their right to vote, depending on the gravity of their crime. First of all, if the crime is as terrible as murder, and it was fully intentional, the privilege should be fully stripped. Some of the criminals in prison lost their right to vote because the crimes they committed were mainly unlawful instead of unjust. Lastly, there could be a series of tests to be given to the prisoners to determine if they are in the right state of mind to vote. When a person commits a crime, the crime will be either as small as fleeing police by motor vehicle, to as big as committing a murder. This is a strong difference in the types of crimes being committed. The murder has too many negative causes and effects that follow through with it. It damages people emotionally, and many people for life. It changes people’s lives in more negative ways than good. If the murder was intentional, than the person should lose all their rights, including the right to vote. When going down to a small crime such as driving away from the cops and causing a chase, this could marked as a felon. “One felony count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle” (Schenectady). Being involved in a high speed chase and not being able to vote for it seems unconstitutional. There are many risks involved in a high speed chase, such as people may be
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