Grayling warned to postpone privatisation of probation

Date: 
Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

Leading figures in the probation service have warned the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling that he should hold off his privatisation plans for at least another six months, according to The Guardian.

Senior figures warn that rushing through these plans will put public safety at risk through inevitable protection failures. MPs are to debate this probation shake up tomorrow while probation officers prepare for a 24 hour strike on the 5 November in protest of the privatisation of this 101 year old service.  The Centre's four year UK Justice Policy Review has been monitoring developments in probation since the coalition government came to power.