Dangers from low and medium-risk offenders will increase if they are supervised by private firms, says Napo.
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Members of West Yorkshire Probation Trust will receive a national award at Buckingham Palace.
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Local trusts are doing essential work and should not be undermined
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Criminals released from jail early or handed a suspended or community sentence went on to commit more than 33,000 offences in just two years.
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BOLTON North East MP David Crausby, pictured, is lobbying people to take part in a consultation on the future of the probation service.
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Mr Grayling, the Justice Secretary, is expected to tell MPs he is starting a feasibility study for the project which would see 2,000 inmates housed in one jail.
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The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has admitted his plans for the wholesale outsourcing of the probation service will not lead to an overnight reduction in stubbornly high reoffending rates but said he hoped it would lead to a “steady year-by-year decline”.
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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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Cheshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has vowed to crackdown on the county’s 100 most prolific offenders.
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Victims of anti-social behaviour will be able to choose the punishment for offenders under government plans.
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