The Times reports that some inmates at a Chinese boot camp escaped. The regime involved getting up at 5 am, going to bed at 9.30 pm, 2 hours drill, and classes in calligraphy and traditional philosophy, as well as counselling. Unfortunately the World of Warcraft generation decided to turn it into an escape and evasion exercise instead. Their parents were not amused, as they had paid Â£1,830 for 6 months' treatment. report link http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article7145877.ece Two things appealed to me here. First, if we make families pay for their relatives in prison, it could release funds to build more and better prisons. And second, some sad foreigners like me would be delighted to spend Â£1,830 for a full board six month course of Chinese language, calligraphy, and philosophy, with a wee march aboot singing patriotic songs every day as well. edited once.