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Letters: Lift the unjust ban on prisoners' votes

PUBLISHED June 18, 2013

The prisoners voting bill before parliament presents an opportunity to lift the unjust and outdated ban on all sentenced prisoners taking part in our democratic process. While those who have committed crimes may be rightly deprived of their liberty, they never cease to be citizens. The current system of blanket disenfranchisement is a violation of the UK's obligations under the European convention of human rights, sending a poor message to both people in prison and society as a whole.

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