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Rioters rehabilitation

Submitted on Thursday 25th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Rioters rehabilitation

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There are several problems with custodial sentences: prison overcrowding, taxpayer costs, bad influences, re-offending,... Community service holds little in the way of deterrent. What about sentencing to overseas charity work, instead of imprisonment? I would think it would be fairly cost neutral. It would give charities a boost, especially given recent cuts. Perhaps seeing how less fortunate societies live might make offenders realise how lucky they really are, and raise any spark of humanity left within them. Offenders are only allowed to return once signed off by the charity. It may prove a better deterrent to such crimes as vandalism than what is currently offered.

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