In the Media

Young offender uniforms debated

PUBLISHED May 16, 2005

Young offenders could be made to wear uniforms while carrying out community service punishments.

The government is considering the plans after coming back from the election pledging to do more about yobbish behaviour and "disrespect".
Home Office minister Hazel Blears told the Observer the uniforms - which the paper compares to US-style chain gangs - would show justice was being done.