Direct Democracy proposal for Home Affairs, Security and Policing
Easing of prison over-crowding
It is the opinion of the People's Administration that allowing those convicted by the courts of violent crimes to walk free whilst jailing others for non-violent crimes, is a retarded solution to the problem of prison over-crowding and an injustice. If prison over-crowding is such a problem that this ‘solution' has become government policy, then we need to review why we are jailing people in the first place.
There are many people in UK prisons who are currently serving time for non-payment of fines, smoking marijuana, petty stealing, prostitution, non-payment of the BBC 'TV' licence and many other non-violent offences. At the same time, those convicted of crimes such as burglary, carrying weapons and violent physical assault are allowed to roam the streets with the knowledge that they won't be imprisoned if convicted. In our opinion, this is actually a non-deterrent form of encouragement that empowers the burglar [for example] over the victims.
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to review the status of all current UK prisoners with a view to releasing some of those who are convicted of minor and/or non-violent crimes. We also propose to put more prisoners to work in the community and to intensify rehabilitation programmes.
• The current UK prison population is approx. 84,000
• It costs approx. £41,000 per year to house each prisoner [total = £3.44 BN per year]
• A reduction in the national crime rate of 10% would save £1 BN
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
Following the People's Administration Direct Democracy Party [a mainstream registered party since March 2010] on Twitter, gives us your permission [when a majority] to invoke existing laws under UN Articles 21 and 61 [which the UK is signed-up to], so as to take immediate control of all policy decision-making by forming a legitimate UN-sanctioned direct democracy with majority election and without revolution, in the UK.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration does not have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now!