03 June 2006

Creative sentencing

BerlinBear avatarHere's a criminal sentence you will not see every day: 15 days of gardening. No, really.

A British man who overstayed his visa in Zambia, has been found guilty and sentenced to 15 days of gardening at the Zambian immigration department. During that time, he will be required to mow the lawn and tend the flowers. Interesting option. Perhaps this is something that the Americans should consider for the 'illegals' from Mexico that we keep hearing complaints about. If the numbers being bandied about are anywhere near realistic, the USA would soon have the best gardens on the planet. Worth considering?

BBC News has the full story.

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