Prison sentences: Charities and probation staff union welcome proposals

Ministers are being warned that a proposal to scrap prison sentences of six months or less will only work if there is more investment in the probation services.

Ministers are being warned that a proposal to scrap prison sentences of six months or less will only work if there is more investment in the probation services.

The government says this approach in England and Wales' prisons could reduce overcrowding and re-offending.

It is thought it would free up thousands of prison places.

But the probation officers' union says the partial privatisation of the service needs to be reversed.

About 30,000 offenders - including...
source: BBC

2019-01-12 20:05
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