Case for prisoner voting becoming irresistible

21 May 2018

Responding to the First Minister’s comments on prisoner voting, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who sits on the Equalities & Human Rights Committee, said:

“There were indications from the First Minister today that the Scottish Government is considering giving some prisoners the vote, we need to know what exactly she has in mind. The prisoner voting ban flouts international law and is neither fair nor progressive. No other developed European democracy does it.”

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