Voting Rights for Prisoners

Should prisoners have the right to vote?


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chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
I voted no, but there again why not, they already appear to have a right to single accomodation and to continue taking heroin! Who knows they may even get guilty and vote in a party that would reverse their ever more luxurious lifestyles!
 
If ones crimes are bad enough to require the loss of liberty then in my mind it is not unreasonable to lose for the period of incarceration some of the other attributes of a free man
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Convicted means Outlaw, ie outside the law. Therefore no vote.
But, I bet you the Islington mafia and the Guardianista's will win the day :evil:
RoofRat
 

polariod

Lantern Swinger
RoofRat said:
Convicted means Outlaw, ie outside the law. Therefore no vote.
But, I bet you the Islington mafia and the Guardianista's will win the day :evil:
RoofRat

What about the Micks who were voted in as MPs whist doing porrige? From lawbreakers to lawmakers in one go!!.

I heard they were really pi**ed off though as they dipped out on on travel expenses.

Pol
 
This is going to descend into a "What about those in prison wrongfully" argument. I say no, prisoners have no rights. Sort out the justice system so we have less incidences of unfair prisonings and give criminals FA.
 
snapdragon said:
This is going to descend into a "What about those in prison wrongfully" argument. I say no, prisoners have no rights. Sort out the justice system so we have less incidences of unfair prisonings and give criminals FA.

I would suggest not, miscarriages of justice are a different problem, I have heard no suggestion that because there may be a miscarriage then the sentence should in some way more lenient.

Once guilty and sentenced that is your state until pardonned or an appeal is successful.

I think in many ways the main contributor to dodgy convictions is the clamour for arrests from the tabloids and polititions. The need is for the truth, the mothers of those five girls currently in the news need to know the GUILTY person is banged up not that some one has been banged up.
 

brigham600

War Hero
Nothing ever surprises me anymore with this pathetic country and the liberal ideals it promotes.

It really does not pay to be honest these days at all and I often contemplate going out and robbing a shop, stealing a car, beating someone up or generally becoming a twat so that I am able to be sent on holiday to Florida, be given IT courses, have my family looked after etc.

Its THE way ahead in my book. ;-)
 
Mostly i was referring to a thread which happened a few months ago, people arguing that prisoners should have as many rights as non-criminals because some prisoners are, for example, old women who refuse to pay council tax because they can't afford it. What i mean is to sort out this problem further down the line so prisoners can be treated as such without worrying about what people think of treating people who've comitted less serious crimes.

Personally, the way i see it, is that prison's for people who are dangerous to society. I'm no judge! But imprisoning some people for certain crimes seems a bit odd. So those who are dangerous to society surrendered their rights when they committed the crime.
 
brigham600 said:
Nothing ever surprises me anymore with this pathetic country and the liberal ideals it promotes.

It really does not pay to be honest these days at all and I often contemplate going out and robbing a shop, stealing a car, beating someone up or generally becoming a twat so that I am able to be sent on holiday to Florida, be given IT courses, have my family looked after etc.

Its THE way ahead in my book. ;-)

Seriously! Prison is no deterrent anymore. Even i wouldn't be bothered by the idea of it.
 
brigham600 said:
Nothing ever surprises me anymore with this pathetic country and the liberal ideals it promotes.

It really does not pay to be honest these days at all and I often contemplate going out and robbing a shop, stealing a car, beating someone up or generally becoming a twat so that I am able to be sent on holiday to Florida, be given IT courses, have my family looked after etc.

Its THE way ahead in my book. ;-)

I fear you will not do well on the Florida holiday, and any course you do will probably not be the one you really wanted.

I for one would also not see it as a good move to reduce wifey to existing on benefits either, they may be free but they are not generous.
 

andym

War Hero
They forfeited the right to vote when they were convicted!If they cant abide by the Laws of Society then they dont benefit from Society!
 
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