Prisoner and Convicted Felon Voting Rights In the United States of America, the right to vote is given to all American citizens. When a citizen of the United States turns eighteen, he or she gains the right to vote in state and federal matters. These matters range from voting for the mayor of ones city or town to voting for the next President of the United States. Although the right to vote is a privilege granted to all citizens, what happens if one of these citizens is convicted of a state or federal crime? Well depending on the state in which one is convicted in, this may mean a temporary suspension of voting rights or, in some states, the complete termination of all voting rights. Although some may argue that if a person wishes to benefit from the right to vote then they should also be required to follow the rule of law and failure to do so should result in the termination of a citizens right to vote. While this is a valid point and should be taken into consideration, it must also be noted that regardless of one's criminal record they must still reside within this nation's borders and thus should be allowed to vote for the people who run said nation. In the United States, the right to vote is regulated at both state and federal levels. While one must be a United Stats citizen to vote on a federal level, each state holds the right to create laws as they see fit when it comes to voting. Concerning the decision in which to allow convicted felons the right to vote, there are no federal limitations and and the laws differ from state to state. Some states only allow individuals who have completed their sentence and are on probation to vote while others only allow those on probation as well as parole to vote. There are only two states as of present, Kentucky and Virginia, in which convicted felons relinquish all voting rights upon incarceration. However, in Kentucky one may regain these rights by completing a strict restoration process. In addition, all states, excluding Maine and Vermont, deny prisoners the right to vote while in prison. Many individuals argue that allowing prisoners to vote is a waste of money and effort and should not be allowed. This, however, is not the case. Denying prisoners the right to vote is likely to undermine their respect for the law and cause them to regress back to the lifestyle which landed them in prison in the first place. The opposite happens when prisoners are allowed to vote, as a study showed that these prisoners were more likely to form important social ties and work towards the greater good of society. The act of denying an individual the right to vote is called felony disenfranchisement. Depending on what state the convicted criminal resides in, this disenfranchisement may be permanent or temporary. If a state decides on the latter choice, then voting privileges are usually restored upon the completion of a criminals jail sentence, probation, and/or parole. When an individual commits a crime, the crime is put into one of three categories: Infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are petty crimes which…
How Can We Encourage People to Wear Helmets?
The health behavior selected in this paper is using helmets while riding a bicycle. Those who choose to not adhere to this behavior are more likely to sustain head injuries or death when riding a bike. In this section, 3 biopsychosocial factors determining helmet use will be reviewed in the literature: 1) the psychological factor of healthy beliefs, 2) the sociological factor of helmet requirement laws, and 3) the biological factor…
Three Themes in "How To Build A Fire"
A theme can be defined as a central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art. In "How To Build A Fire", the man, an inexperienced adventurer , goes on a journey, with his dog, through the unpredictable and almost unbearable Alaskan temperatures. He plans to meet his friends by six o'clock at an old claim. It grows colder and the man's little mistakes , like wetting his feet, later lead to his demise. Although there are multiple themes, One should…
Biting Off More Than We Can Chew
The opportunities of enrichment for women have certainly improved since the 1800’s, but the role of women in today’s society can be better described as expanded, rather than all together changed. Women in the 1800’s did all the cooking, cleaning, and childrearing. However, many of the women today still do all of those jobs and have gained the right to pursue a career, obtain a leadership position, and take on traditional male roles. As a result, women face the…
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Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?
Yes, and it's on the verge
by James Miller August 19, 2013 06:02
BOSTON — The Middle Kingdom tends to do things on a grand and decisive scale.
The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station, tamed Asia's longest river. The once-reclusive…
How to build a cabinet
Step 1, select ____ by ))) wooden veneer timber.
Step 2, mark out on the board your design copied off the white board
Step 3 use a hand router to cut a grove into the side, do this on both sides\
Step 4. Use the radio arm saw the cut the board in half between the two middle lines
Use a space in the groves and make sure both ends are even, use the saw to do this lol
Cut a shelf to your desired measurement
Cut one rail twice the length of…
Can we really call Canada a democracy?
Mina Salhia May 20, 2013
Canada's democracy is still referred to by many Canadians a work in progress. To this day Canada's democracy is not a representation of a perfect democracy. There are still masses of improvements needed to be executed, in order to reach and bring together all of the peoples' opinions Canada's democracy consists of many positives but majority of it is still need to be changed.
"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon…
leader and give examples like he was smart because he thought about the way he killed Polyphemus (cyclops) because he got him drunk on ambrosia before stabbing him. And the others I can't remember! For the sculptures it's quite easy, you know the book we use in class? Just go through them and learn about 4 sculptures in detail (pick one classical one Hellenistic and one archaic and the other one it doesn't matter) I'm doing the diskobolos, Laocoon and sons, anavyssos kouros and the kritios boy. Just…
WE NEED TO DIET MORE
ENC 1101 COMP 1
December 22, 2014
WE NEED TO DIET MORE
In the U.S. we all have that problem of not dieting, why is that maybe is just because we are too busy or have a sit down job and we don’t have the time to hit the gym or eat healthy. Well dieting is a good source to maintain a good healthy life that means eating right, and exercising all the time. Let’s talk of what good habit’s you need to take. The first step you need…
1. How can Design for logistic concepts be used to control logistic cost and make the supply chain more efficient?
Design for logistics is a series of concepts in the field of supply chain management involving product and design approaches that help to control logistics costs and increase customer service levels. The concepts include the three key components, Economic packaging and transportation, Concurrent and parallel processing, and Standardization.
Economic packaging and transportation…
We Can, But Should We?
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR361 Information Systems in Healthcare
Kathleen Fabian, Professor
Fall B 2010
Radio frequency identification, also known as RFID, is a breakthrough in technology and could just be the next big step in surveillance. Yet, how far is one willing to go to be sure that all of their past history is accurate? This sounds a little like George Orwell’s 1984; a chip inserted into one’s skin, embedded with data that can be transferred to a reading…