Argument: Most liberal democracies extend voting rights to prisoners
- Debate: Prisoners right to vote - pro argument.
"Voting Rights, Human Rights" New York Times. 14 Oct. 2005 - "The United States has the worst record in the democratic world when it comes to stripping convicted felons of the right to vote. Of the nearly five million people who were barred from participating in the last presidential election, for example, most, if not all, would have been free to vote if they had been citizens of any one of dozens of other nations. Many of those nations cherish the franchise so deeply that they let inmates vote from their prison cells."