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Prisoner voting ban 'defies the law'

The Government is being urged to urgently overturn the blanket ban which stops prisoners who have been sentenced from voting. A campaign organised by The Prison Reform Trust and Unlock (the national association of reformed offenders) says that if the ban is not overturned, the general election could be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Former Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Lord Ramsbotham discusses whether the call for action is being supported by politicians.


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