Charles Clarke today unveiled plans for more convicted criminals to serve their sentences in the community.
The Home Secretary was today launching the National Offender Management Scheme (Noms), a five-year strategy which will promote community penalties over imprisonment as punishment for non-violent crime.
The most eye-catching proposal is to force offenders to wear matching T-shirts – reportedly emblazoned with the words “Community Payback” – while carrying out unpaid labour, such as unpaid litter-picking and graffiti clearance.
It’s still a fucking half-arsed idea, mind you.
I wonder how long it’ll be before someone gets the bright idea of knocking up a cartoon of Mohammed in one of these dumb ass T-shirts – second thought, forget I ever said that.