Friday, October 28, 2005

Community Sentencing A Failure

The Guardian :

The government's community punishment programme to tackle the most hardcore teenage criminals has a failure rate of 91%, it was revealed yesterday.

The Youth Justice Board, which runs the intensive supervision and surveillance programme, admitted yesterday that the reconviction rate was "very high".

Wait for it ...

But it insisted the £98m scheme was working because those who had been on it were committing fewer and less serious crimes.

Bwah-hah-hah-ha-ha ! That's a good one !

They should be locked up, and the keys ... er ... handed to them.

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