Obviously we've come to expect our convicts to walk out of jail whenever it suits them, and we dare say some are heading for a job- a South London bullion job perhaps.
But I don't know... paying them £13m of Job Seekers Allowances while they're still inside... is that right? It seems a bit unjoined up somehow.
The Grauniad may have put its finger on the problem: "they are not available to work while locked up".
Exactly! Wouldn't it be better if they were let out so they could get a job like anyone else?
As we noted here, on its own admission DWP loses a shocking £3bn pa to fraud and error- almost 1p on the standard rate of income tax. But paying Jobseekers Allowance to banged up bad guys is just about as hopelessly inefficiently crassly stupidly stupid as it's possible to imagine.