Chris Philp – BBC Politics Live – Probation and justice services

Well I wouldn’t diminish how seriously parents
of children who have been murdered will feel about this. It is extremely important – so
I wouldn’t diminish it in any way. But on the probation point you made. The probation
privatised contracts are now being brought back in house, so the Government will run
them directly again, next year the probation service is getting a very significant increase
in funding, and as part of today’s announcements there’s going to be a lot more work done in
prisons on education, on rehabilitation to try and make sure that when prisoners are
released they are more likely to become valuable and constructive members of society, so a
lot of work is being done in those areas.

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