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  •  I don't know if I agree people serving felony (0+ / 0-)

    sentences should be able to vote.

    When their sentence is served, fine, but I think it can be part of the sentence, too.

    I understand the laws of justice grind messily, and mistakes happen.

    "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

    by glorificus on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:14:37 PM PST

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    •  In Alabama, for example, if you get caught... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...and convicted for a second offense of possession of marijuana for personal use, it's a Class C felony with a minimum sentence of 1 and a maximum of 10.  Involuntary manslaughter gets you two years, with no minimum. In both cases, the convicted person can lose his or her right to vote permanently.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:31:43 PM PST

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