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Friday, 4 February 2011

Prisoner voting: Convicts are human beings, with human rights!

Thomas Hammerbarg has an interesting article in the Guardian today with some equally interesting comments.

Consider that two people can be convicted of similar crime and receive different sentences. One may get community service and the other custodial sentence. Having been a Magistrate there have been times when sitting as a member of the Bench we have has passed different sentences for the same classification of crime, within the sentencing guidelines, after considering relevant mitigating and extenuating factors. Why does one loose the right to vote in custody and the other doesn't? They're both criminals!

Read the article: Prisoner voting: Convicts are human beings, with human rights | Thomas Hammarberg | Law |

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