Should prisoners have the right to vote?

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    I say they lose the right to vote even if its a short prison term.
     
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    Should prisoners have the right to vote?

    Only for Democrats
     
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    If voting is a right, it can't be taken away from anyone. Only privileges can be taken away.

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    P.S. To me, they should still be allowed to vote if the elections matter to them at all anyways.
     
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    Felons should NEVER have the right to vote! Period.
     
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    Convicted prisoners should have no political means or leverage to alter and/or change the society they chose to spurn.
     
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    No for convicted felons. Yes for someone serving a short sentence on a misdemeanor. Yes on felons once they have completed serving their full sentence.
     
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    If you include the parole period on the loss of the franchise, then i would agree.
     
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    Rights can be taken away by due process. The very act of imprisonment is an infringement of the rights to free speech, assembly, travel, choice of living area and others.
     
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    You're correct, it is a privilege, not a right. Children, non-citizens, etc., may not vote. Commit a crime, lost the privilege.
     
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    Once someone has completed their debt, then they should have the right to vote.
     

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