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Fitting punishment; LETTERS to the EDITOR.

I HAVE heard quite a few people lamenting the fact that so few roads were actively cleared of snow and ice by local authorities.

One of the solutions I have heard put forward for this has been to get the jobless out to do their bit by shovelling snow.

I would go one better and say why don't we make convicted criminals do it? I'm not suggesting we allow child murderers out to clear the roads, but it would be a rather fitting punishment for teenage joyriders.

A bit of chain gang action on the highways would not be the worst thing in the world for these youngsters, would it? I believe they call it giving something back.

JM, via email
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jan 19, 2010
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