Regarding the thread (it seems I haven't commented):
I'm against the removal of voting rights, at all ever. People should be allowed to vote in prison. The political process is an avenue of assimilation and becoming a productive member of society and should not be removed in spite for punishment - that's vindictive and counter productive. Prison should be about public safety, rehab and re-assimilation not punishment. What kind of a "justice" system is based on punishment and not public safety? A backwards one.
I would also restore self defense (gun) rights to most criminals after their sentence is served.