Where are all the jails to accommodate these offenders?
There is also a proposal to evict the families of people convicted of knife crimes thus:
"Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said more than 110,000 "problem families" will be targeted as part of government's action plan.
As many as 20,000 families could be evicted from their homes if they fail to control their children, Mr Brown said." from click here
Where is all the jail space coming from? Where are "problem families" to be placed after eviction - considering councils are obligated to provide accommodation to families? In the spare rooms of the non-existent jails?
I detect some woolly thinking here - like the daft proposal that knife attackers should see their victims being treated. I last person I would have wanted to see when I did that kind of work would have been some drinks sodden, drugged-up yob on the verge of vomiting peering over my shoulder spreading God knows what infectious agents.