Privatising probation 'safety risk' WARNING.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants contractors to provide a system of "payment by results" contracts as part of a shake-up.
But union Napo has warned the move will "compromise public protection".
Under the same plans prisoners serving sentences under 12 months will have to go into rehab upon release in a bid to stop reoffending.
At the moment they do it on a voluntary basis and are otherwise released into the community with no supervision or support.
Mr Grayling said: "We send people out of prison with PS46 in their pocket, and no support. No wonder we have high levels of reoffending."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 9, 2013|
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