If freed people have been cohabitating, they must be legally married, and no freedman or freedwoman could marry a white, or they would be sent to the state penitentiary for life. The freedmen must also have written evidence of lawful employment or home. The acts also state that if freedmen quit their job early, they are allowed to be arrested and carried back to their employer. Also, no freedmen, unless in the military or licensed, could carry a firearm, ammunition, dagger, or Bowie knife. Freedmen were also not allowed to commit riots, cruel treatment, harmful mischief, or preach without a license, use insulting language or acts, or disturb the peace.
In The Universal Declaration of Human Rights it states in article two that regardless of the government, everyone is entitled to the same law and shouldn’t be discriminated by gender or race. The Letter from a Birmingham Jail written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. King expresses his feelings about racism using pathos and how everyone is suffering from this issue in society. On the other hand, Malala also uses pathos in her speech to the United Nation about women’s rights towards education and how their rights are taken away because of their gender. Though these two extremists are fighting for different reasons, they connect to each other because they both believe in equality and have a desire to make a difference in many parts of the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that despite the government, everyone is entitled to the same law and shouldn’t be discriminated based on race.
In the article “Why Released Felons Should Be Allowed to Vote”, author Steve Chapman addresses the concerns of societal members who are worrisome about a released felon’s right to vote. The basis of the article is focused on whether or not those who were once accused of a felony, should be granted voting rights after being released into society after imprisonment or the proportionate punishment has been served. The author’s thesis is that previously convicted felons who have been reformed through rehabilitation or incarceration should receive voting rights after being released into society, and should not be subject to the inquiry of society based on their prior actions. The main argument made by Chapman is those who are against voting
Therefore our two choices are to release the prisoners, or overcrowd them into jail. The best choice for us is to release the prisoners to save our nation from tumbling into a massive hole. First of all, there are prisoners that should not be behind bars. I’m talking about those who committed an unacceptable act, but are not involved in any violent activities. Those who executed a violent act, most wanted, or dangerous, deserves a spot in jail.
The 13th Amendment states that government is not obligated to impose harsh authoritative power upon its citizens, but current United States prisons are home to some of the harshest conditions because the prisoners are not malnourished enough. This is due to the poor working conditions and lack of food provided. Also, the United States implemented the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act that made it illegal for United States companies to buy from countries that allowed penal labor in the hopes of getting lessening the topic of penal labor. Instead, companies saw an increase in product from those countries, but the United States did not say anything because penal labor is a billion dollar industry. The solution to get rid of penal labor is the the United States Government should revise the 13th Amendment and have mandatory career training and education programs in prisons, because these will help the prisoners in their lives.
The U.S. criminal justice system should not be allowed to used jailhouse snitches or informants, because this is at a disadvantage to defendants. This practice should not be eligible to be used for all types of crimes. To see justice done in any country, one must make sure that everyone gets a fair and impartial trial out of the system. If we disagree with prosecutors using snitches, then defense attorneys will be held up to the standards as well. If the defendant is innocent, defense attorneys need not to be worry to pay for testimony from jail inmates.
Maine and Vermont are the only two states to permit those sentenced of violations to vote without confinements (Bernd). There is a lot of debate on whether criminals should be able to vote or not. In truth, they should since the right to vote is a birth right for all citizens that are born in the United States, and voting is just an opinion. Although this right is taken for granted by many, and is worked out by far too few, these individuals should not be prohibited from voting since everybody can state their opinions. Felons have paid their debt to society and have received their punishments for whatever the cause was for them being thrown in jail.
Many people believe that it is cruel to charge juveniles with life sentences but, many like myself believe that if they committed the crime they should actually go to prison and serve life. People say that it’s not right to do that because we may not know what their situation may be or they probably didn't know what they were doing but, they obviously had a plan they just didn't out of nowhere just go and kill that person. The supreme court ruled in 2012 that juveniles could not be sentenced to life in prison because it violated the eighth amendment. In my opinion, this isn't cruel something that would be cruel, would be giving juveniles the death penalty that is called being cruel. I agree with the four justices, that strongly disagreed, I think it’s right because why should a juvenile that was actually proven to committing be given a second chance to go out into the real world sure they could have changed but, what if they are just saying that to get out.
California state penitentiaries who for years managed prisons without court interference were now in a constitutional bind. Those in favor of California policy system argue that segregation by race invariably resulted in the prison system especially among inmates affiliated with gangs and to put different gang members of different races into the same cell would result in violence. In order to stop interracial violence, many prisons in California adopted the system of assigning race-based cells. State penitentiary would argue that they implemented this system not because they believe in racial segregation but for the safety of all inmates. Those in favor of this system also argued that the 2005 Supreme Court ruling jeopardized the safety of inmates, especially newcomers.
This can be shown in the 13th saying “The US houses 25% of the world’s prisoners” (Duvernay, 2016). By allowing for this to occur, inmates are able to look back and repent against the sins that they’ve caused instead of going to prison to waste room for a petty little crime they‘ve done. To promote these, everyday people and citizens could petition for more citations rather than arrests and build an open mind that every living person is a human and should not be judged by the color of their
The Thirteenth Amendment history staff states (“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicticted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”)history. This shows us how important the 13 Amendment was the amendment basically banned all types of slavery over the world. This was a major change to all the slaves that now their freedom would finally be granted and they would no longer have to slave and be punished unless it was for a crime committed. However even though the slaves were freed they still will be looked at certain ways. But having the equal opportunity to vote and work with pay is a positive way to move
Millions of Americans cannot vote because of a felony conviction. People who have done nothing wrong and people who have committed minor crimes have been removed from voting rolls. The American penal system was based on the belief that status in society can be redeemed, and the standards should not be changed for felons. After a felon has served the sentenced prison time, he or she should be able to rejoin society. Felons should have the right to vote restored after being released from prison.