Department of Justice

institute alternative punishment for non-violent crimes

It costs tens of thousands to house an inmate for a year. Non-violent offenders usually either receive jail time or no punishment at all. Community service, work orders, mandatory rehabilitation therapy, and even some form of public reprimand, including possibly caning like in Singapore (which has a very low crime rate) may achieve better and cheaper results.

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Idea No. 669