Public protection work around short sentence prisoners labelled "weak"



Re-offending rates among criminals given short jail sentences remain high and public protection work is "weak" despite a probation revolution, watchdogs have warned.
Risks of harm presented by prisoners are not always recognised and victims are not always protected, according to an assessment of a key plank of a shake-up of how offenders are managed.
Campaigners labelled the reforms a "reckless experiment", while the Government insisted public protection is its "top priority".
The overhaul launched in 2014 saw the creation of National Probation Service (NPS) to... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 32
Source: Belper News
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