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Privatising probation puts public safety at risk

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What the government is proposing goes against everything we know about cutting re-offending

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Prisons are in a crisis of the government’s own making

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We have never witnessed such a sharp deterioration in prison conditions as we have seen in the last two years.

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Government announces ‘preferred bidders’ for probation contracts: service in chaos as privatisation goes ahead

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Chris Grayling is rushing ahead with government plans to privatise probation services.

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The Conservatives’ plan to scrap the Human Rights Act will be applauded by dictators around the world

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Chris Grayling’s proposals are a calculated move to win over UKIP’s growing constituency of angry little men.

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The biggest threat to our human rights comes not from European judges in Strasbourg but from the Conservative party

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As the Kremlin looks on with glee, the Labour message must be clear: not in our name.

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The Tory human rights plan: not as significant at it sounds

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If the acid test is whether the plan would prevent another Abu Qatada or prison votes row – then it fails.

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Coalition releasing sex offenders without treatment

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It’s time that the Conservative justice secretary stopped trying to justify the oversight and started looking at ways to correct it.

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Rather than handing young adults to private companies, the government should look at what actually works

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The government wants to push young adult offenders into a probation service modelled on the failed work programme.

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MPs’ knee-jerk response to knife possession won’t work

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Mandatory prison sentences are not an appropriate, proportionate or effective response to the problem of knife possession.

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How legal aid cuts will hit politicians locally

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Christopher Sykes looks at how cuts to legal aid could impact local politicians.

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