Should prisoners be able to vote?

United States
November 21, 2006 5:20pm CST
Should prisoners be able to vote?
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
21 Nov 06
prison - prison
No, if they can not function in society or their freedom is being taken away due to crimes, then they should not be allowed to vote while they are in prison.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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• United States
22 Nov 06
I think you are right
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@TNSimeone (187)
22 Nov 06
No, to vote it is a responsibility as your duty as an american citizen. If someone were to brake a law as an american they should not be able to get the same rights as everyone else who follows the laws.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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• United States
22 Nov 06
Very few people would be able to vote then. I don't know anyone who hasn't broken a law now and then. Ever speed? or jaywalk? These are against the law and yet everyone does one or both at least once in their life.
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@taraka (717)
• India
23 Nov 06
some of them shud be allowed
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• United States
25 Nov 06
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@taraka (717)
• India
23 Nov 06
some of them shud be allowed
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• United States
25 Nov 06
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• United States
22 Nov 06
No!!
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• United States
23 Nov 06
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@fl0urish (5387)
• India
22 Nov 06
yeah they should
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@hinaomar (1427)
• Pakistan
22 Nov 06
i think they should be allowed to vote.as they also belogs to any particular country they must have the chance to give their opinion.
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22 Nov 06
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@exotique (306)
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
Yes they should be given a chance to vote. Although they have comitted crimes, they are still human beings and this right souldn't be taken away from anyone.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@morenita (331)
• United States
22 Nov 06
yes
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22 Nov 06
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@manzician (4739)
• India
22 Nov 06
Yes... I agree with you...
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@elreen14 (15)
• Philippines
22 Nov 06
Yes they should because even if they were prisoners it does not mean that they are not anymore citizens of a country And a eing a citizen has a priveledge to vote.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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• China
22 Nov 06
i think they cannot have rights to vote!
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
No I don't think they should, they should lose all their rights and privledges.
• United States
22 Nov 06
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@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
Nope, don't think so, by entering the prison, it means they have already lost their right of 'freedom'.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@gudindin (531)
• Brazil
22 Nov 06
yes able to vote
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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• United States
22 Nov 06
No thats one of the punishments that comes along with commtting the crimes
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22 Nov 06
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@mchu519 (465)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Prisoner's shouldn't be able to vote because themselves are bad to society, that is why they are in jail in the first place. A vote is a whole bunch of people voting for the good of society. Since he didn't contribute to society as a good citizen should, they should not be able to vote.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@lacaille (76)
• Philippines
21 Nov 06
In our country, they are able to.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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• India
21 Nov 06
no never..
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• United States
22 Nov 06
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I think it should depend on the conviction. Like child molesters...no. Theft, yasurewhynot. Killers, no. Now that I think about it, it really doesn't matter. It's not like the popular vote wins anyway. :\
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22 Nov 06
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