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Following a European Court of Human Rights ruling, British civil rights advocates say there must be a proper national debate on prisoner voting.
Feeling despondent or angry at the decisions of governments is a fairly common occurrence for most of us. But yesterday, I felt ashamed.
Prison reformers have expressed dismay at the determination of the majority of Westminster MPs to defy a legal ruling against the ban on prisoners voting.
The government is seeeking to limit the right to vote to prisoners serving sentences of less than one year
The Prison Reform Trust has commented on the government's proposals for all offenders sentenced to four years or more to be automatically barred from registering to vote.
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.