I don't read the Mail
Sorry but don't leap to the extreme, I do not want to see people sent off to far off islands like we did with cons in the past.
I dearly want to see people have had troubled upbringings or struggles with getting on the straight and narrow helped.
But -- I don't have the luxury of affording to go to Thorpe Park myself (and this may have sounded a silly joke remark of mine but a local paper carried the story not too long ago) and it makes you think, I can be a pain to society and get to go to a Theme Park all paid for by yourself and myself, or, I can work hard have a reasonable life but not afford luxuries because (maybe foolishly!) I've decided to keep my life on the straight and narrow.
I'm not going to lie and say I have an answer because I don't, but I don't think 'free' jollies for people who have caused havoc in society is the answer and I'm just not happy paying in some small way for it either. Everybody has rights, but some have more than others (a bit like the old saying everybody's equal, just some more so than others.)
I also do a lot of work in areas with great social problems (in my own time) so I know a fair few of the problems these areas experience first hand and some of the people that cause the problems don't deserve the jollies, they really don't. As I say though, I don't have the answer although maybe sadly I have come to the conclusion that there will always be some folks beyond help and that's sad. That said, I think part of it is some youngsters lack any real meaningful connection with where they grow up and live, and the value of things is not even considered. Only very few realise that it's their own home and neighbourhood they're running down and turn themselves around. What would give them meaning, I would hope a decent job that they found value in and decent social outlet.
Ahh well, enough of that essay ;)
I don't read the Mail, I read the Independent if I read any newspaper.