Probation service pays undisclosed sum to ex-contractor after racial harassment – The Guardian

‘HM Prison and Probation Service has paid an undisclosed settlement to a former contractor who endured racial discrimination and harassment, including monkey chants.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2023

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HMP Highpoint: Man should have had probation appointment before death – ombudsman – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2023 in drug abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, ombudsmen, probation, suicide by tracey

‘A man who died two days after being released from prison should have had a scheduled probation appointment, an ombudsman found.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2023

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Domestic abusers face crackdown in raft of new measures – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2023 in domestic violence, electronic monitoring, news, probation, sentencing by tracey

‘Tougher management of most dangerous abusers and new protections for victims.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2023

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Domestic abusers to be more closely monitored and electronically tagged – BBC News

‘The most dangerous domestic abusers will be monitored more closely and electronically tagged as part of a new crackdown, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2023

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‘Potentially risky’ people being released after years on remand, watchdog warns – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, probation, remand by sally

‘Potentially dangerous prisoners are spending years on remand before disappearing into the community after their release without being properly monitored, the prisons watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Watchdog finds serious probation failings over Zara Aleena’s killer – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2023 in murder, news, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Failings by probation officers left a sexual predator “free” to stalk and kill law graduate Zara Aleena just days after he was released from jail, according to a watchdog.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2023

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Killamarsh murders: Probation failings over killer Damien Bendall – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2023 in domestic violence, murder, news, probation, reports, sentencing by sally

‘A review into how a quadruple murderer was dealt with by probation officers has found failings “at every stage”.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2023

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Warnings over ‘inconsistent’ monitoring of criminals after release from jail – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2022 in dangerous offenders, news, probation, reports by tracey

‘Dangerous criminals are being downgraded to the lowest level of monitoring from police and other bodies too quickly after being freed from jail, watchdogs have warned.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2022

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Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The government delivers on its pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system as four major bills became law today (28 April).’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2022

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Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer arrested and recalled to prison two months after release – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2021 in children, murder, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘Colin Pitchfork has been arrested and sent back to prison just two months after being released, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced on Friday. He was let out in September after spending 33 years in jail for murdering two teenage girls in the 1980s.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2021

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Offenders to be banned from drinking to cut alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Offenders released from prison face being banned from drinking from today (17 November 2021) under world-first plans to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2021

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People with mental illness in criminal justice system failed ‘at every stage’ – The Independent

‘The criminal justice system is “failing” people with a mental illness “at every stage”, a major report has found has found.’

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The Independent, 17h November 2021

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Coroner criticises failure to share MI5 intelligence on Fishmongers’ Hall killer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2021 in coroners, intelligence services, news, police, probation, terrorism by sally

‘Collective failures by the security services, police and probation officers before the terrorist killings at Fishmongers’ Hall in London must be addressed to avoid a similar attack in future, a coroner has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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Lilly Hanrahan: Case review finds missed chances to check on killer – BBC News

‘Authorities’ failure to share details about a man before he murdered a girl in his partner’s care “contributed” to her death.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Support for drug users on probation in England and Wales ‘not good enough’ – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2021 in drug abuse, news, probation by sally

‘Offenders in England and Wales who are supervised in the community are not receiving enough help to tackle drug misuse, and specialist programmes for identifying at-risk users of drugs have “withered on the vine”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2021

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‘Probation officers are the forgotten part of the criminal justice system’ – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2021 in criminal justice, news, probation by sally

It’s a job that you don’t often see in police dramas and documentaries. Sam Gildersleeve wants to show you what it’s like being a probation officer in Chelmsford, Essex.

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BBC News, 6th July 2021

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Nationalising probation service not enough to fix flaws, warns watchdog – The Guardian

‘Renationalising the management of offenders in the community will not be enough to put right the flaws of disastrous privatisation reforms introduced by the former Conservative minister Chris Grayling, the probation watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2021

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Probation services return to public control in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2021 in contracting out, Ministry of Justice, news, probation by tracey

‘Probation services in England and Wales will return to public control, seven years after Chris Grayling’s changes that were later labelled as “flawed”.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2021

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Research Briefing: Unification of probation services – House of Commons Library

Posted June 11th, 2021 in news, parliament, probation by tracey

‘This briefing discusses the new unified model for probation services being brought in from 26 June 2021’

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House of Commons Library , 7th June 2021

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Ex-police officer who tracked wife with GPS spared same fate Published14 hours ago – BBC News

‘A controlling husband who planted a GPS device in his wife’s car objected to being tracked himself as punishment.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2021

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