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Crime and sentencing
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I see some clever arse in the Government wants to do away with short prison sentences. ie: anything up to six months. This apparently will free up around 6000 jail places. The thinking is that short sentences do not rehabilitate people anyway and that they are a waste of time. What about the punishment aspect of these sentences, if someone breaks into my house and they get caught, I want to know that they have gone to jail, even if it's only for four months or so. That should be long enough to get a bloody good kicking in The Green.
Unfortunately we have a stand for anything, get away with anything policy. I think we should have a capital punishment policy. Then when we have got rid of the politicians start on the next bunch of crooks.