A case for giving prisoners the vote.
Voting rights are slowly being restored to former inmates across the country. In 2016, an estimated 6.1 million citizens were kept from the ballot box for the presidential election because of their criminal record. There is a growing consensus among democrats that these citizens should be given their right to vote. Another point to consider is - should current inmates be allowed to vote? We enjoyed reading this Op-Ed by Jamelle Bouie in the New York Times. He raises some important points worth considering when it comes to inmates’ rights. Read the full article at www.nytimes.com.