Justice secretary Ken Clarke has said that a "regime of hard work" needs to be introduced to the prison system to reduce re-offending and to instill a work ethic in inmates. Speaking to the Conservative party conference, he confirmed plans to make prisoners work a full forty-hour week where they were likely to be paid the national minimum wage. He said: "If we want to reduce the crimes these people will commit when they get out... We need as many prisoners as possible to work hard for regular working hours."
So there you have it, for anyone who wants to get off benefits into work. Rob a bank and you will be put onto a minimum wage job in no time. Better still, for an OAP strugling to make ends meet on the full state pension off £97.65 per week (single) or £156.15 (married couple) per week, get yourself banged up for sheltered accomodation and a job that pays £185 a week.