I heard an item on Radio Four this morning about how we deal with young criminals. Apparently, we are very fond of arbitrarily imprisoning them in droves instead of actually trying to help them become decent citizens.
Each one costs , so Radio Four Said, £200 000 a year to imprison. That’s over £500 per day. HMMMMMMMMN !!!
Old fashioned boarding schools only cost a fraction of that.
Give me £500 day for each offender and I will absolutely guarantee to do a better job of turning them into decent people without torturing them with oppressive state institutional bureauocratic nonsense. AND I’ll become a millionaire, and then STILL give the taxpayer back about half the £500 a day it currently spends.