I've thought of a way of solving UK's prison overcrowding problem

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Since the UK prisons are full to capacity, and even our own judges are admitting they are giving criminals lenient sentences, and the government aren't really going to build any new prisons, we could bring back capital punishment.

Instead of just killing murderers, we could kill all the prisoners currently, emptying the prisons. Then the judges can get back to normal sentencing, and fill them up again.

After all
a) We save the government and hence the taxpayer money, from building more prisons;
b) We don't really want burglars, car thiefs, paedophiles and muderers;
c) The prisoners have a cushy time anyway.

Then when the prisons are full again, repeat the process.

I'm thinking of forming a group called the CPA, Capital Punishment Army.
Anyone want to join?

Only joking!!

Where's that shrink gone??:?

Any other thoughts of solving the prison population problem?
 

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I've always liked the idea of having prisoners do manual labor. Why waste money keeping them locked up? The inmates are a large workforce just going to waste. They're in prison as a punishment after all.
 

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How about...

1) Build more prisons
2) Stop making stupid laws that put people in prison for stupid things, like traffic infringements

Common sense solutions from epp_b :rolleyes:
 

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Bring back capital punishment and use it on the rapists and murderers. They don't deserve to live anyway, bastards. Prisoners in the UK have a pretty swell time in jail anyway, CP is a deterrent as well as an effective method of getting rid of scum.
 

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H2) Stop making stupid laws that put people in prison for stupid things, like traffic infringements

x2

financial fraude is another one, they already showed they have some brains by thinking out a way to avoid taxes or sth, so they should be used for sth (for free of course) instead of just be put to jail

but i do hate how after 1/3 of your time, you can get out, and that sentences for 6 months or less, aren't executed
 

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Send them to Australia?

Problem solved then. They should fit in nicely by judging our Aussie's here:lol:
Maybe Russia will sell/rent you some part of Sibiria? Or you sent all to Scotland, just built a wall around and they wont get out.
 

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Here's a novel idea.
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Let the fraudsters and intelligent people out of prison and put the scumbags and the low lifes to work. The others can be kept in prison.
 

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Wasn't that why we [English] found Australia in the first place - so we could have somewhere to send all our prisoners?

yes about 200 years ago, they stopped sending them about 150 years ago, 50 years before Australia was even founded
 

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yes about 200 years ago, they stopped sending them about 150 years ago, 50 years before Australia was even founded
Australia was where the huge hulk ships were sent. These things often left the prisoners with a few mounths to live onboard before they died.
 

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Put them to work building a long bridge that connects England to Iceland (yes the bridge must originate in England proper, going over Wales and what have you); then from Iceland to Greenland, and from there onto Canada, so we Americans can drive over there and you over here and screw everyone up with what side of the road we should be on.

Or just process the criminals through the Texas legal system. Fewer will make it out alive...
 

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Put them to work building a long bridge that connects England to Iceland (yes the bridge must originate in England proper, going over Wales and what have you); then from Iceland to Greenland, and from there onto Canada, so we Americans can drive over there and you over here and screw everyone up with what side of the road we should be on.

:lmao: any point in this bridge? love the idea though. how long would it take to drive across if you could only do 70mph?
 
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