Plans are being considered to tackle what could be Britain’s first rise in crime in 12 years if there is a decline in the economy, a leaked report shows. The report suggests other strategies for fighting crime, including “chemical castration” and alcohol rationing.
No harm should ever be committed to a prisoner, neither temporary or permanent harm - purely because the system which dictates whether someone is guilty or innocent is not perfect. There are miscarriages of justice. There are mistakes made. It is very rare that we can be absolutely sure that someone is guilty - and to physically harm, temporarily or permanently, is to raise the very real spectre of hurting someone that doesn’t deserve it. Bad enough that the may get banged up for a few years, without making them incapable of having kids.
The suggestion is disgraceful, and it’s quite shocking that this sort of inhumane crap can be suggested at all, most certainly when put in it’s current context - a ‘possibility’ of increased crime for the first time in 12 years. Abhorrent.