Ballots behind bars: Grassroots prisoner voting campaign launches in Edinburgh
Activist launches new campaign to push for prisoner voting rights after facing stigma of her brother’s imprisonment
A NEW campaign, Ballots Behind Bars, will host its first event in Edinburgh tonight (17 July) exploring the case for extending the right to vote to prisoners.
Behind the campaign is Amie Robertson, who battled “shame and mental distress” when her brother was incarcerated during her teenage years.
Unlocking Democracy: Five reasons why Scotland should give prisoners the vote
As the Scottish Parliament’s equality and human rights committee recommends lifting the ban on prisoner voting, CommonSpace takes a closer look at the reasoning behind this
THE BLANKET ban on prisoner voting should be lifted in full by the Scottish Government, according to a new report by the Scottish Parliament’s equality and human rights committee.
Holyrood committee to re-examine prisoner voting
The Equalities and Human Rights Committee will consider whether removing the right to vote constitutes “civic death”
THE EQUALITIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE of the Scottish Parliament has announced it will take evidence on the blanket ban preventing prisoners in Scotland from voting on January 25.
This follows on from another session on the issue held in September, prompted by a call from Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie.