Discussion in 'SMB' started by Heeeed the Ball, Jan 6, 2011.
Is this fair?
No, the minute you decide to rob/steal/mug/rape/murder/attack, you should loose all rights. For some of them maybe even the right to oxygen.
I think I agree to some extent, its about privleges
Tricky one. On one hand I would agree that they should possibly lose the right to vote but on the other, what happens if people start getting jailed for political reasons?
In a far fetched hypothetical scenario, what would happen if the Government introduced a law banning posting on Message Boards and we all got locked up. We would like the chance to vote out the government who brought in such a crazy law.
Also, where does their vote count? Will all prisoners in Durham Nick vote in Durham?
I don't really care enough about it to think it thorugh properly.
Agree with Restless Natives.
The ECHR ruled the UK's ban on prisoners voting was illegal. This is a limited "fudge" to meet European Law while keeping Little Englanders happy.
The punishment of imprisonment is about restricting your freedom because you can't be trusted to behave on the outside. No reason you shouldn't be allowed vote from prison.
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