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July 2004 Archives (International News)

1st July 2004

"Ontario sex-offender registry 'unconstitutional'" - CBC

An Ontario provincial-court judge has found the law governing the province's sex offender registry is too broad and, therefore, unconstitutional. Read more

11th July 2004

"Felons and the Right to Vote" - Editorial from the New York Times

About 4.7 million Americans, more than 2 percent of the adult population, are barred from voting because of a felony conviction. Denying the vote to ex-offenders is antidemocratic, and undermines the nation's commitment to rehabilitating people who have paid their debt to society. Read more

24th July 2004

"A second death row" by Rachael Davies, The Lancet

Rachael Davies reports on the rapid spread of HIV through communities of injecting drug users in prisons worldwide, and asks why cost-effective harm-reduction strategies, such as needle-exchange programmes, are ignored by most institutions. Read more