Tag Archives: probation

Would you hand supervision of offenders to companies with no experience of providing probation services?

The government’s plans to sell-off the probation service will be pushed to a vote on today by Labour MPs.

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Comment: why is outsourcing wrong?

TweetWith the memory of the G4S debacle at the beginning of the summer still sore, today’s news that the government plans to outsource huge swathes of the probation service will be met by cynicism and concern. British government use of the private sector to run services has had a difficult history. However, the justice secretary […]

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Tabloid rage wins the sentencing argument

No one comes out of the sentencing u-turn saga in a particularly good light; all the political parties should be wary of letting tabloid outrage dictate policy.

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Cuts to probation service could pave the way to disaster

The Howard League for Penal Reform has today published its response to the government’s justice green paper, ‘Breaking the cycle: effective punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders’.

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Making the rehabilitation revolution a reality

The Howard League for Penal Reform outline the evidence they gave to the Justice Affairs Select Committee, which they have been allowed to publish today.

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