I have just returned from Bulgaria.
Bulgarian prisons are empty( one assumes their criminals are in the UK)
Violent crime in our cities is now of such a magnitude that we should consider this stratagem.
We agree with the governments of Poland, Bulgaria and Romania they accept UK prisoners convicted of violent crime.
Our prisoners are sent to serve their sentences in prisons in those countries sited close to Ryanair/Easyjet destinations so that prisoner’s families are able to visit. We charter Ryanair planes to transport prisoners.
|Cozy Balkan Clink|
Currently, it costs the UK government £50,000 a year to house a prisoner.
In Eastern European countries the annual cost is £1500/2000...so what are the benefits?
1. We export our violent prisoners to friendly neighbouring countries
2. Provide those countries with a boost to their economies
3. Suspend our prison building and renovation programme saving hundreds of millions
4. Stop violent crime overnight
5. Give our violent convicts the opportunity to quickly learn a new language under the tutelage of a friendly Balkan warder.
Just an idea, dear Dame