Prison – Prisoner. The complaint of the applicant prisoners that they had been subject to a blanket ban on voting in elections and had, accordingly, been prevented from voting in elections had disclosed a breach of art 3 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (A3P1). The European Court of Human Rights held that, at the date of the index elections which preceded the package of measures adopted by the respondent government, the statutory ban on prisoners voting in elections had been, by reason of its blanket character, incompatible with A3P1.