Should prisoners be allowed to vote?
Remember, the purpose of this essay is not to prove whether you are right or wrong, but instead prove that you can fairly present two sides of an argument and logically determine the best solution to the problem you are faced with. With that in mind, we ask that you withhold your personal opinion, personal judgments of the material, or personal narrative until the concluding remarks of your essay.
THE ARGUMENTIVE ESSAY I CHOSE IS; SHOULD PRISONERS BE ALLOWED TO VOTE
The final draft of your essay should meet the following guidelines:
- is between 900 and 1200 words in length;
- includes direct quotations and paraphrased passages from four or more scholarly texts representing more than one side of the issue;
- qualifies each of the authors (authors representing each side of the debate should have compatible credibility);
- withholds personal opinion until the conclusion of the essay;
- is written clearly, concisely, and accurately;
- is written primarily in third-person;
- includes a References page;
- has been closely edited so that it contains few or no mechanical errors.
In most countries, there is a blanket ban on voting rights of prisoners. The US Voting Rights Act of 1965 denies voting rights to incarcerated felons and felons on parole. There have been a lot of court battles since then trying to change the act or interpret it differently. However, that was not the beginning of the problem. History has it that, prisoners were first denied voting rights in the 18th century. None has ever succeeded and to date US prisoners………….