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United States Vs. Afghanistan

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The first part of the writing will focus on the rights awarded to the prisoners of US and second part will focus on the rights of the prisoners of Afghanistan. During prison period, American prisoners are not allowed to vote, they are not registered as members who can participate in the voting section of elections and neither there are any voting facilities within the prisons. This means that more than 1 million US citizens who have the right are not allowed to vote in US elections even though their age complies with age required to vote.

Voting is a right that is awarded to all citizens of US except the citizens who are serving time in prisons. In 12 states of US certain rules and regulations have been created due to which US prisoners are not even recognized as complete citizens of US (Cnaan, 2004, p. Prisoners who have completed their time in prisons have no right to vote within the states of Florida, Virginia, and Kentucky. Nine more states participate in such measures but for a limited period of time. Ex-prisoners within various states of US are not even allowed to work in public offices and certain states allow them to gain employment in public sector after they have spend a certain amount of time in the society since the time of their release. In the US when a criminal is arrested he is detained in local jails before the final jail is selected for him.

Once sentence period is announced, certain numbers of prisoners are shifted to their assigned jails and certain prisoners spend more time in local jails before being finally shifted to their assigned jails.

Local jails where prisoners are first detained are located in the areas of arrest and this allows visitors of prisoners to meet them in jail. These visitors are allowed to meet their relatives for a very small period of time and that too under strict supervision. Those prisoners who are assigned jail period of more than two years are jailed in federal as well as state-operated prisons. In such cases first, a prisoner is transferred to a unit where they are processed and after a certain period of time, they are shifted to the permanent prisons.

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