The Sentencing and Legal Aid Bill will be announced today but my guess is they won't be the drastic reforms we need.
It costs £45k to house 'the average' prisoner a year.
Some are calling for prisoners to serve their sentence in the community which will cost no more than £10k a year.
Some are calling for those who plead guilty to have their sentences cut by half.
Both will save money but, correct me if I'm wrong, aren't sentences for prisoners meant to serve as a punishment as well as a way to rehabilitate?
The actual answer is for people to simply stop committing crime - so it is far more important to look at how kids are being raised and in what environments. What role models do young kids have?
For the interim, in terms of punishment, I'll stick to the idea of offenders having a certain amount of time in the armed forces to earn a little respect.
Any other ideas?