Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Waverly Jones, Jr. Biography

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

“Voting is not a privilege, it is a fundamental right in any society that desires to serve the interests of its people. And to take it away because you’ve committed a crime is unjust.”

“Felon Voting Rights Conflict Hits Federal Court,” published in The New Standard, June 24, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • None found
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • His father, Patrolmen Waverly M. Jones, 33, and his partner, Joseph A. Piagentini, 28, were reportedly killed by member of the Black Liberation Party on May 21, 1971.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?