View Poll Results: Should prisoners get the ballot?

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  • Yes, as ordinary citizens they should be granted the vote

    5 17.24%
  • Yes, but with restriction as to the crimes they are convicted for

    0 0%
  • Yes, but only if they have earned it via good conduct

    3 10.34%
  • No, because they have forfeited their physical freedom upon conviction

    13 44.83%
  • No, because punishment is punishment and shall remain such

    6 20.69%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    2 6.90%
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Thread: Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Vote?

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    Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Vote?

    Feel free to discuss why prisoners should be allowed to vote, or why they shouldn't, and elaborate on your choice.

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    No. In small counties (population wise) with prisons, the prisoners would be a significant voting block. And in Indiana, judges are elected by popular vote (a bad ideal in itself). Along with the county sheriff & county attorney. No, I don't want prisoners voting.

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    Maybe some prisoners, maybe the non-felonies. :

    I can't count ..wait...my husband just said felony persons can't vote, well OK, Um...if someone is in prison, with a misdemeanor charge, they probably would be OK to vote, I mean most of us probably have committed a misdemeanor, we just ain't got caught...

    So, of course ( I hope my use of course is right this time, I forget ) no mass murders, child molesters, old lady killers should vote, but for the rest who just fu**ed up once, don't take that away from them....yet.

    The good ole' redneck misdemeanor dudes ain't gonna vote for Obama, give them a ticket!
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    Definitely not prisoners who are still in jail

    Convicted felons generally shouldn't either, though today there are many too many things considered a 'felony' that should be misdemeanors (such as drunk driving) or not a crime (such as caught with a weapon at the wrong time/wrong place). Society is not going to lack because of the input of these people is not allowed
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    If prisons are counted as part of a region's population for the purpose of allocating representatives, then they should be able to vote.

    On principle, I prefer to allow the right to vote to people who would elect politicans I oppose than to risk disenfranchising those who were incarcerated for blatantly political reasons.

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    People looked in prison could be considerd to be put out of society. They are no longer realy part of it. So as part of there punshiment they should probaly not be alowed to vote.

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    Prisoners should not be allowed to vote, as it is one of the rights which they gave up when they committed the crime.
    However I that also statement would only apply if we changed the reasons for incarceration, at the moment we put people in prison for stupid reasons, people who have committed smaller crimes should be punished in different ways and never enter the prison system at all.

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    No, I don't think that they should have the right to vote since they have committed a crime against society and as such have lost all rights that they would naturally have as citizens of that society.


    I think that our juidicial system is in desperate need of an overhaul: we need to punish more firmly for a much longer time. And as an added bonus for the prisoners: they still have their rights as human beings (food, drink, shelter, their rights to have political, religious beliefs, freedom of speech), but no longer as citizens of the society (and that includes taking away their rights to vote or receive welfare) whilst incarcerated.
    So that means that they will have to lay off the cigarettes and everything else and start working making license plates and such- for no income except their daily bread and butter (which they will get anyways because our country will always uphold human rights) and a daily newspaper and the television.

    No more State Hilton for these fella's ... ooh no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Lyfing View Post
    I can't count ..wait...my husband just said felony persons can't vote, well OK, Um...if someone is in prison, with a misdemeanor charge, they probably would be OK to vote, I mean most of us probably have committed a misdemeanor, we just ain't got caught...
    In some states, convicted felons forfeit their right to vote forever. This was an issue in Florida where Nrgro civil rights leaders claimed this unfairly weaken the Negro voting block, because of all the adult Negro males who are disqualified from voting because of pass felony convictions.

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    I just read Diana Mosley's autobiography.

    She, Winston Churchill's famously fascist cousin, was locked up, without charge or trial, during WWII.

    We do not have free speech, democracy. We do not have a perfect legal system.

    Yes, I think that prisoners, all prisoners, should be allowed to have opinions and vote, work for their keep and eat healthy food.

    If they are not worthy of the above then perhaps they should be executed or deported anyway.

    Has anyone on this thread who would deny the vote to prisoners actually been locked up?

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