Push for further restrictions on prisoners' right to vote

The NSWCCL opposes the Coalition's policy to widen the disenfranchisement of prisoners by banning those imprisoned for between 1 and 3 years from voting. 

Refer to the Sydney Morning Herald article this week. Currently prisoners serving sentences of more than three years are banned from voting for the term of their imprisonment.

This policy only affects a small number of people, so any changes to legislation seem only to be symbolic, and having no real justification or purpose. In this case, it appears to be a symbolic move against human rights ideals, intended to further demonise an already marginalised section of the community.