Last updated on: 5/9/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

New York Daily News Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“But we get it. Too many states permanently disenfranchise felons — even after they’ve served their time. In the the broader commitment to criminal justice reform, several states have restored released felon voting rights. Two states allow currently incarcerated felons voting privileges — Maine and, yes, Vermont…

Instead of the state he represents, Brooklyn-born Bernie would do well to look homeward to find the ideal balance between justice and mercy. Last year, Gov. Cuomo, by executive order restored the voting rights of 35,000 paroled felons. The Legislature should make that fix permanent.”

NY Daily News Editorial Board, “Bar Bernie’s Felon-Voting Idea: Criminal Justice Reform Shouldn’t Extend to Giving the Ballot to the Currently Incarcerated,” nydailynews.com, Apr. 24, 2019

Description:

“Since 1919, the New York Daily News has been serving the working people of New York.”

“About the Daily News,” nydailynews.com/about (accessed May 9, 2019)

Mission:

“Our mission is to deliver the truth every day. We are here to tell stories about New York city and its people: people helping other people, hurting other people. Powerful people failing to serve the rest of us. Regular people trying to make it every day. The Daily News’ Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism works to protect your interests and help navigate your daily life.”

“About the Daily News,” nydailynews.com/about (accessed May 9, 2019)

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  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?