Former US police chief viewed as a potential Met commissioner says reduction in crime can be achieved despite budget cuts
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Community sentences have been branded a failure after it emerged nearly 8,000 criminals sent to prison last year had been handed 11 or more of the supervised orders.
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Lily, aged 25, is the youngest of four siblings. The family moved often to refuges, in flight from a violent father. At 13, Lily stopped going to school, began to drift and drink, became addicted to crack cocaine, and lived with an abusive, drug-addled boyfriend. At 21, she attacked a woman, her only crime. She served three years and now, recently released on licence, reflective and bright, she is desperately seeking to make amends and to begin again. Her aim is to become a midwife.
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Private companies and charities are to be paid to help stop offenders return to a life of crime under new Government plans.
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Chris Grayling said he hoped to see a “steady decline year on year” in crimes carried out by ex-prisoners as he unveiled new plans to partially privatise the Probation Service.
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The prison population in England and Wales has dropped by nearly 3,000 since this time last year – the first serious fall since the 1990s – and crime levels are down across the country, with a 21.7 per cent fall in Nottinghamshire, official figures have revealed. The only area where crime went up was Devon and Cornwall where there was a 2.2 per cent rise.
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The prison population has fallen by almost 3,000 since the start of last year, reversing a trend dating back to the 1990s, it has been revealed.
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The government wants to give more prisoners on sentences of less than 12 months a mentor – who may themselves an ex-offender – to try to cut reoffending.
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WALES’S probation service has had a pat on the back from Government inspectors, but told it needed to improve in some areas.
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Office for National Statistics says prisoner numbers have remained stable for 12 months and could now fall by 2,000
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More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiledon Tuesday.
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