When probation officers become debt collectors

Thursday, 6 February 2014

We thought this Human Rights Watch (HRW) film on for-profit probation work in the United States gives a worrying glimpse into the possible future of probation work in England and Wales.

Chris Albin-Lackey of HRW says in the film:

'Many of these probation companies are not really acting like probation officers at all, but debt collectors'

Watch it below or click here to watch it on Youtube.

With thanks to 'Probation Officer' and 'kstar★22' for bringing it to our attention.

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