Prisoner resettlement scheme raises concerns

Prisoner resettlement scheme raises concerns
 

A flagship government policy to support and supervise inmates leaving jail has been severely criticised by inspectors.
The Chief Inspectors of Probation and Prisons for England and Wales said the "Through the Gate" scheme for offenders serving prison terms of less than 12 months was failing to find them jobs.
In some cases the public was being put at risk, their joint report said.
Ministers said a review of the reforms set up by Chris Grayling when he was justice secretary was taking place.
The 2014 overhaul aimed to help provide short-sentence prisoners with a mentor, a place to... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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