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Flog Young Offenders And Put Them In Stocks

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A new scheme asking for ideas on how to punish young offenders has been forced to reject almost three quarters of the suggestions, including floggings and the stocks. Skip related content

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The Government asked members of the public in the North West to suggest jobs that youngsters could be ordered to carry out as part of their punishment.

In six weeks, 130 ideas were put forward including locking the youngsters in the stocks and pelting them with oranges.

One person suggested public floggings, saying: "They would soon lose all 'street cred' and NEVER re-offend again."

The drastic proposals were submitted through the Government website Making Good.

Despite rejecting 103 of the 130 ideas put forward, the pilot scheme has been judged to be a success and is being rolled out across the country by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.

"Making Good will empower members of the public by giving them a say in how young offenders in their communities should make amends," he said.

The scheme builds on existing community work programmes by allowing anyone to suggest jobs that teams of young offenders, aged from 10 to 17, could carry out.

The six-week pilot led to just 14 ideas being accepted, including putting up bird boxes in Liverpool parks and clearing a garden in a sheltered housing complex, while 13 others are being considered.

One of the submissions turned down was a request for a team to clean a river in Skelmersdale.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice said it had been assessed as a "high risk".

The publicity for the scheme warns: "Public suggestions will need to comply with a range of conditions and be subject to a thorough risk assessment."

Shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieve dismissed the scheme as an "X Factor style gimmick", and called on the Government to reduce re-offending rates instead.

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Lol at asking the people what they want, then completely disregarding it and making p*ssy suggestions like fixing up bird houses.

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Lol at asking the people what they want, then completely disregarding it and making p*ssy suggestions like fixing up bird houses.

they should just not ask them, 99% of this country is far too stupid to be allowed a voice or an opinion.

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Lol at asking the people what they want, then completely disregarding it and making p*ssy suggestions like fixing up bird houses.

they should just not ask them, 99% of this country is far too stupid to be allowed a voice or an opinion.

which percentage do you fall into? THE 99 PROBABLY HAHAHA BOYD...ah, you got boyd fam.

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National service would be a nice counter imagine knowing that if you f*ck up you have to join the military.

Though the stocks would be a laugh,but are totally unmanageable but it would be an end to any 'badmans' street cred. :lol:

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This country's becoming a joke more and more each day

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This may sound slightly crazy and very controversial, but how about rehabilitation?

I know.. adjust your monocles accordingly sirs.

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This may sound slightly crazy and very controversial, but how about rehabilitation?

I know.. adjust your monocles accordingly sirs.

HE'S A WITCH

BURN HIM

BURN HIM

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Joe Public has no f*ck*ng idea about these kids lives. But I understand the councils need to appear to be taking on their views.

DAFT BASTARDS. Is all I have to say.

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