We would love to have our rights fully restored. Why must we be felons for life?

We would love to have our rights fully restored. Why must we be felons for life?

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issac bell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Last night,as I talked to my two friends,I had a question.Should you be punished for the rest of your life for crimes committed as a young adult? I'm talking about certain crimes, I'm not referring to those such as; child molestation,rape,sex crimes, or murder.
As the system stands,in most states after a person becomes 17 or 18 years old, any felonies committed is on that person's record for the rest of their lives. Is that fair? Do people not change? Prison is supposed to rehabilitate but as it stands, current laws hinder this process.
As a felon, you lose certain rights. Which is understandable, however after a certain amount of time has passed; ALL RIGHTS SHALL BE REINSTATED! We also need to work on the expungement procedure. At the moment it's a confusing and/or expensive process that seems to be inaccessible to the "regular Joe". This can make it hard for any felon that has changed their life around to get a job, or find housing. This is not a race issue, it's more of a humanity issue. It's time to "right some wrongs".
If you committed a felony and it's 10,20,30 years later those felonies shall be eliminated. It's the fair thing to do. If you do the crime,I agree you shall do the time but when is enough....enough? How can we justify holding crimes over individuals heads for the rest of their lives?
I'm humbly proposing 2 things; 1st: Restore all rights for most felonies after a certain amount of time has went past with no further incidents. 2nd: Is to make the expungement process a little more user friendly. Create classes and share knowledge on the expungement process so there'll be no need of a lawyer unless the individual decides to hire one.
I am not the only one that feels this way about this particular topic. Now is the time to bring it to the forefront and address it. We have to accept that our current system for removing felonies from individual's records are flawed. It's time to accept that people make mistakes but also, people change in time. I am Issac Bell and I started this petition because it's a subject that I am passionate about, it is also a subject that needs to be addressed. We need signatures! We need voices...Your signature alone is the power we need to bring this issue to the forefront and make a difference in these individuals lives! Thank you for taking time out of your day to look at this proposal. Your time is greatly appreciated.

 

Sincerely,
Issac Bell
outoftheboxsquad@gmail.com

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