COMMENT:

This week the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, declared that stripping all prisoners of their right to vote had occurred as part of a "fascist" political climate during the last National-led Government.

Speaking on The AM Show about whether prisoners should be allowed to vote, Little explained that the 2010 blanket ban on prisoner voting came in at time when "kind of the more fascist sort of policies with criminals" was going on – see Dan Satherley's Restoring prisoners' right to vote still not a priority – Andrew Little.

Back then, Parliament decided to extend

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Labour's middle-way position on prisoner voting

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Why has the prisoner voting rights issue arisen again?

What happens next?