In the Media

Prisoner wins landmark vote case

PUBLISHED March 31, 2004

The government is reconsidering its ban on prisoners voting after a landmark human rights case brought by an inmate.

John Hirst, serving life in Rye Hill Prison, Warwickshire, for manslaughter, went to court when his application to register to vote was turned down.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled British laws that bar inmates from voting breach human rights.