The EU want us to give prisoners the right to vote. Because, and this is truly something magical as far as logic goes, we, as a nation, are infringing on the rights of people who broke the law, and were locked up for it, and what we should do, is sit them down and ask them how they think the country should be run.
Yeah, that'll go well. I can't think of a more qualified group of people to help set out the way the country should be run.
I tell you what, lets take the notion, and crack on with applying it, and move onto reforming the rest of the legal system:
Break into someone's home and steal their stuff, don't worry about prison, we'll just give you some money so that you have the right to buy nice things too.
Committing casual fraud? Don't worry, we'll just change the nature of reality so the world will bend itself around how you think it should work.
Do you see how this logic works?
I'll make this very simple, if people take from society, just like with people in the real world, you don't, ever, give them something in return.
It comes from this whole crazy concept of mutual respect. Pull up a chair, I'll run this one by you, lets see if it makes sense. You, as a functioning respectable member of society get a right to say how it is run, as does everyone else. You helped build it, you help make decisions for it. With me so far? Good. If you do something to, oh I don't know, break the laws of said society, you get something that's called "punished". Now being "punished", isn't nice. Which, largely, is the point. While being "punished" you lose many of these rights you had as a decent respectable member of society. Why? I hear you cry. Simple. Because of the one over riding rule across all existence. If you act like a cunt, you're gonna get fucked. It's what you deserve.