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
communication skills are a necessity. Since the world is more interconnected than it has ever been being able to communicate to others all around the world is important for businesses. In order to sell products and services to clients all around the world you need to be able to communicate with them. Being able to communicate and understand what others are saying is important for you know what products certain clients are looking for and how they want things to be done. If you do not have the skills…
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How do we make our time most productive? What could be a more effective use of time than ensuring we have a mutually effective relationship with our own line managers? Here are our 8 tips to help manage up:
1. First try to understand your boss.
2. Don’t try to be a transformer.
3. Build on strengths.
4. Focus strengths on things that matter.
5. Find out what works.
6. Build your relationship.
7. How to avoid being overloaded or having your time wasted.
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building for 20 years it has one of the largest production rates in the world today. My parents have told me of times when all the capitalist idea were not around and everyone was equal. When Deng took over China in 1978 he made huge reforms changes to how things worked. He allowed for foreign trade and to allow industry to grow.The economy was poor and people were starving everyday. I came from the western most part of china. I had gain a good education when I was little. So I was the first of my family…
is a book written by Helena NorbergHodge on the life of Ladakh
culture. The book follows the Ladakh culture on how they work, religion, money, and
marriage. The Ladakh culture is an old culture compared to the United States this is
shown in the way they act, how they live, their family life, the religion they worship and
the food that is part of their diet.
The Ladakh culture has a work habit that is something unheard of in the United…
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believe if we can have at least one or two things here it can really change how people think of this city. I know money is tight and it sounds easier than actually doing it. But if the effort was put in by not only the students but the city itself. Then we can do and accomplish a lot. There are a lot of self-own companies that would love to benefit from this.
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people want the “American Dream” where they can live in a land of freedom. But what if people get into the country the wrong way? Illegal immigration is a significant issue that needs to be fixed for America to prosper again.
Seeing all the news about illegal immigration made me be more aware of how this issue is very important. America is the country where every one wants to go to at least once in their lifetime. They want to experience the culture and see how this country is able to thrive in many…
The Organizational Behavior Paper
This is an article about how to manage the employees in traditional manufacturing company. I describe my real experience about the company what I have worked in China and a case about another company. Combine with what we learned this semester about organizational culture, power, authority, influence, and politics, I have some ideas about the solution for the great difficulties which firms faced with. But I think my understanding about the firms’ difficulties…
When I found this career, I knew it was just for me. I love to look at cars and how they have changed over time. This is the job of an industrial designer. An industrial designer creates a concept of a new car and show it to the company that they work for who may or may not build the car. Innovation and technology drew me close to this career. Innovation and technology drew me to this career because I love to build things that have never been built before. I also love to work with technology. I…