The government is set to allow prisoners the vote but it wants the right limited to those sentenced to a year or less, rather than the four years previously considered. The move comes seven years after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that banning convicted killer John Hirst from the polls had breached his right to participate in the democratic process. If a person is guilty of convicting a crime and is sent to prison to serve the sentence for that crime, then should they not have the right to vote? Is it really a breach of their Human rights? Also, how can it be decided that some can vote and some cannot vote dependant on their sentence time? would that not be discrimination? Whats your opinion? should prisoners lose the right to vote?