The fact that there is an entertainment of the idea of allowing prisoners to vote. I understand that they are people but in all fairness when you are in the "joint" you obviously dont care enough about society to follow the law so they shouldnt be able to vote on them.
The "fact" actually is that the purpose of people going to jail is to reform them for society. In this reformation process prisoners have certain privileges taken away from them. Voting is one of those so called privileges. If prisoners are given voting rights back then it will give them a purpose for getting back into society. When prisoners see this purpose it will make them want to become a more active member in society and therefore make them want to change their lives around, because now they see the brighter side of society.
If a person optionally chooses to commit a crime, they are branding themselves criminals. Criminals should not be allowed to vote. It's as simple as that. Why should the leaders of a democracy be partly chosen by those who would seek to ruin and harm those around them? A democracy does not function as a democracy when the troublemakers are making the decisions.If they want to get back to society they can do it just like everyone else who doesnt need special treatment to be able to cope with the hardships of life.
If I'm not mistaken aren't you the person who smokes "reefer" which is a crime against the United States of America. Are you trying to say that you should have your right to vote taken away and that you are not a progressive member in our society Jon Michael Dumb. Also, a democracy is a society in which everyone, yes everyone, has a part in society and the right to vote. At the "bottom of the day" you need a large glass of shut the Fuk up.
Well, Personal matters aside. (given the fact i sold you "reefer") Also putting aside spelling errors. Getting back on topic to a professional debate, i would like to leave you and all spectators with a simple but effective mission statement. 1/3 of all african americans will go to jail during there lifetime so given the disenfranchisement of the matter i say NO sir. Good Day.