Argument: Unhelpful to ban voting by prisoners serving for 6 months

Issue Report: Prisoners right to vote


Daniel Machover. “Prisoners too should voteToday’s agenda”. The Guardian. May 11, 2001 – “Did you want the disaffected 18-year-old in your street, now serving a six-month sentence for criminal damage, to lose the right to vote in the present general election (the first one he or she can vote in), so that he or she feels even more alienated and disengaged from society on being released from custody? Wouldn’t it be better if politicians canvassed such young people while in custody, to encourage them to feel that they have a stake in society and invite them to think about the political process itself?”