Argument: Prospect of losing voting rights does not deter crime
Voting Rights of Prisoners. Australian Democrats Action Plan. - "Denying prisoners the vote does not in any way act as a deterrent to committing crime"
Afi S. Johnson-Parris, J.D., Attorney / Associate, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. "Beyond the Voting Rights Act: Why We Need a Constitutional Right to Vote". 2003. - "[D]isenfranchisement is unlikely to be effective as a deterrence measure given its relatively low visibility as a consequence of a felony conviction."