Japan’s elderly turn to life of crime to ease cost of living

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Japan’s prison system is being driven to budgetary crisis by demographics, a welfare shortfall and a new, pernicious breed of villain: the recidivist retiree. And the silver-haired crooks, say academics, are desperate to be behind bars.

  • Shebel

    I really must be honest –because I will really love to see the Liberals LIE their way out of this Prison ruckus. They can’t lie because everything is true.

    What was it ? 2 elections ago when Harper wanted minimal sentences for gun crimes?
    The Liberals went crazy. Harper was going to fill the prisons.
    The fact is -they were already full .
    60% were deemed obsolete– which meant replacement or refurbishment—

    OMG—and here we are today. Nothing has been done.

    and LIBERALS are in Power.

  • Shebel

    I will give you a ‘Justin’ prediction to Solve this over crowding problem.
    ‘ Ankle Bracelets’ for Everybody waiting on bail . Everyone is innocent – until Guilty.

  • lolwut?

    Egypt Air plane has been hijacked.
    Domestic flight, all passengers released except foreigners.


    • Shebel

      Those damned Mormons . Never satisfied.

      • andycanuck

        It was some guy upset over his wife or something like that.

  • andycanuck

    This reminds me of the Pali kids who want the Israelis to arrest them as Young Offender equivalents because it’s better being in an Israeli minimum security prison playing videogames than living in the P.A. or Gaza.