What if we literally removed brig cells (but kept the permabrig for extreme cases) and just replaced it with a processing/interview room where you have to deal with bureaucracy for like five minutes. Anyone can go AFK when they're in the brig, but making people put up with the space DMV is true punishment.I remember playing security once, and offered for people to fill out paperwork instead of their sentence. One man foolishly agreed.
I took him to every department head, made him hand in a written deposition to each of them, they then had to stamp it; we then came back to the brig, where he filled out his name, his job, his version of events, then we got the guy he punched in, he filled in his version of the events via radio and I added it to the form, we took pictures of the criminal in various profiles. We took down a recorded interview and added the transcript to his file (he had a manual file now), then photocopied each piece of information to a secondary file for redundancy.
Shit was fun. No one has ever taken me up on the offer since then oddly.