Obviously I’m a woolly liberal but is it just me who finds the following step-by-step plan for dealing with social problems troubling?
- Identify a social problem.
- Criminalise it.
- Be surprised that there are suddenly more people spending short amounts of time in prison.
- Be further surprised that this has caused more social problems.
- Be completely surprised that the original social problem has not been solved.
Prison should be for criminals, parent’s who cant keep their kids in school need help, not porridge.