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Did you know that ten states deny voting rights to some or all people with felony convictions, even after they've served their full sentences -- while two states let people in prison vote by absentee ballot?

Read about state felon voting laws, on FelonVoting.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family.

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Federal vote for inmates,Canada

I was one of five members of a third year psychology class that used the ban on voting rights for federal inmates in Canada as the subject for our third year thesis.As a result,all federal inmates in Canada are now eligible to vote in federal elections.Our thesis was simply that as inmates in Canadian federal pennitentaries we had lost our freedom temporarily,but not our rights as Canadian citisens.I'm sure the same would apply in the US?This didn't affect the laws in the Provinces.I'm sure the cases would have to be done on a state wide basis,for state level prisons.Someone should look into the legality of the vote in federal elections in the US as well?At least inmates would be able to vote in federal elections if in federal institutions.As inmates in Canada,there was never such a thing as life without the possibility of parole.So much in Amerika is wrong and inhumane.

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