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The Metro's news room yesterday must have echoed to the sound of the bottom of barrels being scraped, as the paper chose to put a story about the rights of Pagan prisoners on today's front page (7 December).
Veterans in both the US and UK are more likely to serve prison sentences for violent and sexual offences than those in the civilian population.
Democracy and penal reform campaigners have warmly welcomed the news that thousands of prisoners in the UK are to get the right to vote.
Amnesty International calls for an end to the harrassment of the mother of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who died following a hunger strike.
The Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe has given the UK coalition government three months in which to overturn the blanket ban on sentenced prisoners voting.