Axe privateers, say probation officers



Union calls for firms to be stripped of their role in the service
MINISTERS must rescind privatised probation contracts with “immediate effect,” probation officers demanded yesterday after a new report damned Tory “reforms” to the service.
In a joint report with prison inspectors, HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey condemned the government’s flagship Through the Gate scheme, which aims to reduce reoffending by putting short-term prisoners on 12 months’ probation after their release.
Under the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation umbrella, all but the most high-risk cases... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 41
Source: Morning Star
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