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Serco London Probation contract to end this year

In a further sign that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is clearing the decks ahead of the planned probation privatisation, it has announced that Serco's Community Payback contract in London will stop by the end of this year.

The announcement was smuggled into a footnote in an MoJ press...

7 February 2014
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The coming probation privatisation disaster

If the government's plans to privatise probation under the 'Transforming Rehabilitation' programme end up being as messy, expensive, counter-productive and damaging as many critics fear, today's...

By 
Richard Garside
22 January 2014
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What's the revolution in the rehabilitation revolution

Vision is important in politics. The capacity to focus on the bigger picture, look beyond short-term policy distractions - famously dismissed by George Bush Senior as 'the vision thing' -...

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Richard Garside
26 April 2012