hostel accomodation / prison ‘lite’

I have just spent 12 happy years (not) in social housing.  It occurs to me that some people do not have, or want to have, adequate skills to live in a wider community.  They cause relentless problems for the community – and we get the situation where the tail wags the dog.  Now that prison is not going to be used routinely for punishment I think we will see a surge in this situation.  Would they  be happier in hostel accomodation where there are strict rules to live by.  When they reach a certain level in social skills then the council can allocate them a nice flat in the community.

In short my idea is: build more hostels

Why is this idea important?

I have just spent 12 happy years (not) in social housing.  It occurs to me that some people do not have, or want to have, adequate skills to live in a wider community.  They cause relentless problems for the community – and we get the situation where the tail wags the dog.  Now that prison is not going to be used routinely for punishment I think we will see a surge in this situation.  Would they  be happier in hostel accomodation where there are strict rules to live by.  When they reach a certain level in social skills then the council can allocate them a nice flat in the community.

In short my idea is: build more hostels