I was just thinking, but, you know how people in prison typically don't do much of anything to contribute to society, do you think it would be best to make people in prison clean the streets or something in order to help contribute to the economy before being escorted back to prison when their shift finishes?
Also, what do you think people in prison should be made to do in order to make use of prisons?
Last edited by Scienceisgood; 05-05-2012 at 11:39.
I know what you mean, but, with the government laying people off left right and centre, I think it best we make the most out of our current situation, a little "free" labour never hurt anyone did it?
I mean, they get fed, housed and security at the expense of the tax payer. I do not.
They can at least work a couple hours a week, right?
Currently, the UK prison number is 97k people. So, if everyone in prison worked a couple hours a week, that accounts to 194,000 hours of free service. This accounts to an annual saving at minimum wage of roughly £1.18m saved a year in the public coffers.
The current UK debt is £1,278,200,000, big number right?
But, that 1.18m is equivillent to roughly 0.09% of the national debt. If you were to make it 6 hours a week. it would be 0.27% of the national debt.
Last edited by Scienceisgood; 05-05-2012 at 19:11.