News from the Auld Country: The Scottish Christian Party wants to send medium security prisoners to Third-World countries to do their time, leaving the high security prisoners at home.
Is it just me, or is the most stupid idea ever? Hardened crims will be forced to endure tatties and neeps, while mediocre crooks will get holidays in the sun. Or, to put it another way, middling crims will be thrown into hell-holes in distant countries of which we know almost nothing, while vicious murderers will enjoy the holiday camp that is the modern high security prison. Will petty criminals commit worse crimes in order to get away from it all? Will menaces to society moderate their crime-committing to enjoy a foreign holiday? Who knows, but didn't this sort of thinking lead to Australia?