UKIP MEP wants to charge prisoners £40,000 a year in law and order crackdown

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Bill Etheridge also wants "all luxuries" to be removed from jails like electronic devices, and keep prisoners locked up unable to leave their cells during their first six months behind bars.

The Worcestershire MEP, who is trying to replace Nigel Farage as next UKIP leader, says the radical policies will put criminals off reoffending and help pay towards the costs for dealing with Britain's burgeoning 85,000-strong prison population.
Considering that poverty is one of the main drivers of criminal behaviour, this is a really stupid idea. Maybe Mr. Etheridge should consider taking up politics. Oh hang on...
 

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Keep them locked in their cells for first 6 months ?
That guy is 2 cans short of a 6 pack :)
 
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Kid B

Keep them locked in their cells for first 6 months ?
Should do wonders for the suicide rate.


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I do agree with the removal of privileges. I do not believe prisoners should be allowed luxuries such as TVs or gaming systems. They exist for entertainment purposes and I do not believe prison is a place one should be entertained in.

The monetary aspect, as already mentioned, is foolish. If the prison service wants to monetize prisoners, a better way would be to run some kind of work scheme where any wages the prisoner would earn are given directly to the prison service. A £40,000 payment per year will do nothing but cripple prisoners and make their lives impossible to live once they serve their time. And so they'll turn to crime, and return to prison, and the cycle starts over.

Being locked in their cells I'm indifferent about.
 
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Kid B

A £40,000 payment per year will do nothing but cripple prisoners and make their lives impossible to live once they serve their time.
Apparently it would only be aimed at those who actually have £40k or more and so in effect, just another tax on the rich.
 

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OK. How many of the long term guests at Her Majesty's Hotel Graybar have that kind of money laying around?


Meaningless Posturing by a Politician.



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