The Ballot Box and the Jail Cell

Slapper, Gary (2011). The Ballot Box and the Jail Cell. Journal of Criminal Law, 75(1) pp. 1–3.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1350/jcla.2011.75.1.674

Abstract

This article explores the case for excluding all prisoners from the electorate, and argues that the European Court of Human Rights was justified in ruling that the UK had been in breach of human rights law when disenfranchising virtually all convicted prisoners irrespective of their crime.

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