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Duel: Should prisoners be able to vote?

Is suffrage a universal right which cannot be denied, or should criminals have to work to get some of their rights back?

Should Prisoners have the right to vote?



Voting is a basic right. In a democracy, votes cannot be a luxury granted to us by politicians for good behaviour. Universal suffrage is fundamental to the legitimacy of state power.

Why do we put people in prison? For public safety, of course—to keep dangerous people from causing more harm. We hope to deter crimes and…

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