Harsher sentences and calls for the treadwheel
made the local press in a
There are faint echoes of a debate that goes back to the start of the development of the modern prison over whether work should develop employment skills or consist of the pointless labour of the treadwheel
. From this perspective, work becomes a vehicle for disciplining those alleged to display anti-social attitudes towards 'honest work'.
In the thirteenth century the treadwheel
came into use, making the task quicker and easier.
The alleged incident, in truth, happened more than a year ago and the evidence against Amy was purely circumstantial, amounting to nothing more than the fact that she happened to be in Pepper's girlfriend's flat on the day that the unfortunate rodent passed on to the great treadwheel
in the sky.