Prisoners as Citizens in a Democracy

Cheney, Deborah (2008) Prisoners as Citizens in a Democracy. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 47 (2). pp. 134-145. ISSN 0265-5527. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article looks at voting rights for sentenced prisoners in the UK. A number of approaches are adopted by governments of the Council of Europe and the UK is one of 13 member states which operate a blanket ban on prisoners voting. Following a European Court of Human Rights judgment in 2006, the UK is now obliged to review this policy which has been held to breach an individual's right to contribute to free elections. The options open to the UK are to retain prisoner disenfranchisement or enfranchise certain serving prisoners based on criteria such as sentence length and offence seriousness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Eve Dyer
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 10:18
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 09:55
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