With penal labour we mean here what is usually known as community service or community payback – a non-custodial punishment in some jurisdictions around the world. We prefer the term penal labour in order to distinguish it from it from non-penal forms of community service and because it makes clear that this is a punishment. Continue reading “Penal labour”
In The Hague, the Netherlands, there is an apartment building for college students which has been built by a high school. College students can pay the rent in kind. In return for a flat, the renters has to teach classes at the high school which owns the building, for eight hours a week. Apparently this was a very attractive deal, since in no time 20 out of 26 flats were occupied within no time.