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Probation reforms are sabotaging rehabilitation

The government's reforms of probation in England and Wales appear to be sabotaging, rather than transforming, the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners, our Director Richard Garside says today.

Richard was reacting to...

4 October 2016
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A day in the life of a probation officer

There was an immediate emotional resonance for me, albeit with a culturally distinctive tone, after reading Caroline O'Nolan's sociologically insightful...

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 August 2016
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What a normal life might be?

I recently read Paul Renn's authoritative overview which includes a chapter on forensic practice whilst he ...

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Mike Guilfoyle
9 May 2016
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Locked away but not forgotten

While reading of the multiple institutional challenges that assailed Lucy Jo Matthews in her courageous efforts as a service user to negotiate a pathway to psychological health in Jane Winstone’s...

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Mike Guilfoyle
4 January 2016