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Prisoners take part in elections

Prisoners at Iceland’s maximum security prison Litla-Hraun in south Iceland were given a chance to vote on Tuesday and 42 of 65 eligible voters, or 65 percent, took part in the elections.

Out of the 77 individuals serving a sentence in Litla-Hraun there are 12 foreign citizens who were not eligible to vote, Fréttabladid reports.

The local authority established an election room inside the prison’s classroom so the prisoners could cast their vote.

According to a guard, there was not much of a political discussion inside the prison beforehand.

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