Sorry to get a bit heavy but is it just me or does anyone else think less people should be going to prison but for longer?
1. Paedophile gets 2 years.
2. Pensioner who didn't pay £800 council tax gets three months.
Now surely the hardened criminals in this country need to go to prison for far far longer, and things like fines and fraud -> these people just need punishing in their pockets (sell their houses or something).
Prison is for protecting the public from people who are dangers to society.
Am I mad with my thinking? No wonder the prisons are full.