I have a feeling that old people are under-represented in our prison population. This amounts to an ageist discrimination and should be addressed with some urgency.
So, I propose that it should be made illegal to be old.
If you are found to be old when stopped by the Police, you will be given a warning. If you are still old when stopped a second time you will be sentenced to five years in prison and all your ill gotten gains will be forfeit to the Government.
This means that there will be a steady stream of houses to sell which will bring in useful revenue and also stimulate the economy in difficult times.
Furthermore, old folks in prison will no doubt exert a calming effect on the young criminals, so the system as a whole will benefit.
You will be eligible for release if you can prove to the parole board that you are no longer old.