Please answer this prompt in at least three paragraphs then post it as a comment Should convicted felons be allowed to vote? What about those in jail, on paroleor probation? What is the purpose of felony disenfranchisement, and does itactually serve that purpose?
Vocab Disenfranchisement: the deprivation of some a legal right or privilege, particularly the right to vote.
Felony: a serious crime punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year (or death).
Probation: an alternative sentence to jail for a convicted offender, giving him or her freedom contingent on good/lawful behavior, and under close supervision by a probation officer.
Parole the conditional release of a convicted offender, upon good behavior and rehabilitation in prison. The offender’s parole can be revoked and he or she can be sent back to prison for poor/unlawful behavior committed during this release.
some things to think about.... Restriction of voting rights is estimated to disenfranchise about 13 percent of black men nationwide, a proportion about twice that of the general population.
Teresa Williams has five felony drug possession convictions. She is in a job training and drug abuse recovery program. "I would like to be involved in voting for my children's future," said Miss Williams, who has two children, ages 7 and 9. "I have to pay taxes, why can't I vote?
"There are 50,000 kids whose fathers and mothers are in [Maryland] institutions if any of those guys come out, you'd want them to assume responsibilities for their lives and their kids. Voting is part of that responsibility," Mr. Currie said.”
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