Introduction

Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill

The Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill is currently before Parliament and presents an opportunity to lift the unjust and outdated ban on prisoners taking part in our democratic process. Whilst those who have committed crimes may be rightly deprived of their liberty, they never cease to be citizens. We recognise that people in prison should be able to exercise their civic responsibility.

Information on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill can be found on the parliament.uk website.

legislation

CBCEW Submission

This is the joint submission on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Department for Chris...Read more

letter

Prisoners' Votes Ban

In a letter to 'The Guardian' signed by Vice President of the Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Peter Smith alongside faith leaders, peers, MPs and those worki...Read more

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Place of Redemption - 2004

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A Christian approach to Punishment and Prison. 2004