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The Dire Situation In The Probation Service Cannot Last 27 Oct 2017 07:08 #4723

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OCT 2017 Thursday 26TH posted by Morning Star in Editorial

PROBATION services can be added to Royal Mail, rail, water, electricity, gas and other privatised public industries to have promised so much and delivered so little.
As with all industries flogged off by the Tories to their friends in the City, pre-privatisation propaganda justified the partial handover of probation services in England and Wales by promised future savings through private-sector efficiency.
However, last night’s BBC1 TV Panorama programme lifted the lid on the price paid for transferring public finance to private “community rehabilitation companies.”
No less than £4 billion was found hanging from the branches of the government’s magic money tree to pay 21 private companies to supervise all low and medium-risk offenders, leaving the public National Probation Service to deal with high-risk cases.
The sorry tale related by Panorama reveals private companies cutting corners to maximise income by taking on more clients than they could safely manage.

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