Why are prison sentences linked to time

I believe that a lot of crime is because people are poorly educated. How about linking the release to academic attainment as well as time. So – if you have a 10 year sentence you could be released after 6 years if you have moved say 2 levels up in English and Maths on the national curriculum. If you haven't you may be in there for 12. There may be other courses that can be built into this. 

Why is this idea important?

I believe that a lot of crime is because people are poorly educated. How about linking the release to academic attainment as well as time. So – if you have a 10 year sentence you could be released after 6 years if you have moved say 2 levels up in English and Maths on the national curriculum. If you haven't you may be in there for 12. There may be other courses that can be built into this. 

Disability access overkill

I work at a youth centre in Maidstone, there is a ramp for access, but it is a few years old and regs have changed. So when KCC are adding in a new sure start group they are putting a new wider ramp in. There are times I wait for someone to come down stairs/a corridor, and I am sure that when there are two wheel chair's/push chairs they can wait a moment for the other to pass.

There should be a minimum standard for existing access and a separate standard for new facilities. We all have to share the pain and KCC are being irresponsible with our money. It reminds me of the trains where the visual display was a cm too short for some regs so they spent huge amounts refitting a fleet of trains.

Why is this idea important?

I work at a youth centre in Maidstone, there is a ramp for access, but it is a few years old and regs have changed. So when KCC are adding in a new sure start group they are putting a new wider ramp in. There are times I wait for someone to come down stairs/a corridor, and I am sure that when there are two wheel chair's/push chairs they can wait a moment for the other to pass.

There should be a minimum standard for existing access and a separate standard for new facilities. We all have to share the pain and KCC are being irresponsible with our money. It reminds me of the trains where the visual display was a cm too short for some regs so they spent huge amounts refitting a fleet of trains.