Sunday, October 08, 2006

Prisoners.. who cares about them??

Listening to John Reid bleat on about the imminent reaching of our prison capacity really fills me with rage. When the last decent Home Secretary, Michael Howard, was advocating building more prisons under the mantra 'Prison Works' the Labour Party whined that this was counter productive and that society should work to keep criminals out of the klink.

Now, after 10 years of trying to pander to every liberal instinct they could find, John Reid has discovered that liberal law enforcement does not work. Halle-fucking-luiah. Maybe the government should charge the emergency costs of building new prisons to Polly Toynbee and her freakish mates in the Guardian?

It's obvious that the stupid 'solutions' of the Left and their 'intellectuals' is totally discredited. Prison does work, it must do on a practical level! If they are in prison they are, errr, not on the streets offending! If there are 100,000 people in the UK with a criminal intent then there should be a prison capacity of 100,000.

I live in a city with a pretty big prison, and no-one really likes it being there (well you wouldn't, would you?!). Nimbyism is always going to be a political problem for any government looking to build new prisons. So why not find a remote hebridean island to build a US style super-prison? Those committing serious crimes who need to be in a high category prison shouldn't be afforded any benefit of being near their families or whatever their excuse is for being moved around the UK. Get them on a windy, rainy and thoroughly isolated hole and keep them there.

It would solve the crisis in our prison capacity and could also send out a stronger signal of deterrence to those who choose to take themselves out of civil society.

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