Unemployed offenders face tougher work in the community – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2011 in benefits, community service, news, sentencing, unemployment by sally

“Unemployed offenders face a full week of unpaid work, including the possibility hard manual labour, under plans to toughen community penalties as an alternative to prison. Instructions will be issued to courts by the Ministry of Justice, urging them to make sure unemployed offenders sentenced to the ‘community payback’ programme work a minimum of 28 hours over a four-day week. They will spend the fifth day looking for work or face losing their jobseekers’ allowance.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk