The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on whether to give prisoners the right to vote. The consultation covers:-
(i) The seriousness of the crime;
(ii) Length of sentence;
(iii) The possibility that the disenfranchisement could be a particular part of the punishment; and
(iv) Re-enfranchisement as part of reintegration and rehabilitation with the latter linked on the remaining part of the sentence.
A weblink sets out the full consultation document document below.
COSLA will develop a united local government response on the consultation for consideration by the COSLA Community Wellbeing Board on 8 March 2019. Therefore, provide either a draft or finalised responses to COSLA by no later than Thursday 7 February 2019.