Archive: Probation

Dept 'not fit for purpose'

Split will make Home Office fit for modern world

The Home Office is to concentrate on security and counter-terrorism, creating a slimmer department to "meet the challenges of today's world", the home secretary confirmed today.

  • Home secretary John Reid has launched an 'urgent review' into bail hostels

    Reid orders bail hostel review

    There will be an urgent review of bail hostel procedures after undercover reporters revealed convicted paedophiles were left at liberty to re-offend.

  • John Reid scraps plans for merged criminal justice watchdogs

    Justice watchdog merger plans scrapped

    The government has scrapped controversial plans to merge five criminal justice watchdogs after peers overwhelmingly rejected them last week.

  • Report reveals 1,000 crimes committed by offenders on home detention curfew

    Tagged offenders commit 1,000 crimes

    The government has been accused of a "shocking disregard for public safety" after news that prisoners on curfew have committed more than 1,000 violent offences.

  • Lords reject government plans to merge police, probation and courts inspectors

    Lords reject merged justice watchdog

    Peers last night overwhelmingly rejected government plans to merge the prison, police, prosecution, probation and courts watchdogs into a single chief inspector.

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