11 May, 2005
CRIME REALLY DOES PAY
The murderer Ian Huntley is to be given a self contained apartment in prison which has been dubbed Hotel Huntley. The convicted child killer will be given a luxury £100,000 so-called "suicide proof" apartment with it's own bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and lounge with all the mod cons . This is a joint initiative by the home office and prison service to stop high profile prisoners from commiting suicide. A supposedly good idea? I don't think so. Why should someone who has committed such an evil crime be given such preferential treatment? When we have so many homeless and needy people in this country. Should the tax payer be footing the bill? I don't think so. I know we have what I call the do-gooders out there and they will say that no matter what the crime, people should still have the chance to be rehabilitated. Some people have said just give him a rope and be done with it. What do I think? Well, I think that the punishment should fit the crime. Where murder is concerned we should take a long look at the law. Pre-meditated murder I believe should hold a death sentence but as has just been pointed out to me this country has wrongly convicted many innocent people. So I would say, how can we stop murders happening if we have a society that does not have a strong enough deterrent? I don't have the answer myself, but just because I don't have the answers doesn't mean I shouldn't ask the questions.