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October 2005 Archives (International News)

3rd October 2005

"Offenders who default on fines spared jail" by Michael Howie, The Scotsman

Thousands of offenders who fail to pay their fines will be spared jail under moves likely to be approved by ministers to tackle record prison numbers. Read more

6th October 2005

European Court of Human Rights Decision in Hirst v. UK (2005)

The ECHR has upheld a 2004 decision in favour of prisoner voting rights. Read more

"UK prisoners should get vote, European court rules" by Simon Jeffery, The Guardian

Laws setting out who can and cannot take part in elections are to be rewritten after the European court of human rights today ruled in favour of giving British prisoners the right to vote. Read more

31st October 2005

"Unlocking equal rights" by Claudia Cahalane, The Guardian

Claudia Cahalane reports on the campaign group trying to secure equality - and safety - for gay male prisoners. Read more

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