>Should law breakers decide law makers?

>The European Court of Human Rights has said Britain should allow prisoners the vote. This is a tricky one to navigate around. Liberals rightly see restorative justice as far more important than banging people up behind bars. To call the policy of ‘prison works’ outdated gives it too much credit, as it implies that once simply putting people in prison actually worked. It doesn’t. Many people who are in prison shouldn’t be there, and society could be better served but finding alternative consequences for lower level crime. However, those that are in prison having been convicted of offences have broken the law.  It does not seem right that they should, for the period of their time in prison, be allowed to choose the people that make the law.


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