Mrs B has just returned from her shift at the local nick to give me good news.......... The Army is now recruiting directly from the local prisons. Her briefing today outlined that prisoners with 'minor offences' could now apply for the armed forces whilst still inside. Each application would be on a case by case basis and ACIO interviews etc may be conducted in the nick itself. WTF are we really getting that strapped for manpower? Are standards going back to the days of Service or Jail? Can't recruit in schools any more, so we'll tap a 'captive' audience?