Chris Grayling’s ‘Flawed’ Privatisation Of Probation Services Has Been Scrapped

Supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is being brought back in-house after a part-privatisation was dogged by controversy and criticism.

The public National Probation Service (NPS) will take over management of low and medium-risk cases, which are currently handled by private providers.

Under the existing system, introduced under then justice secretary Chris Grayling, high-risk individuals are supervised by the NPS, with all other work assigned to community rehabilitation companies (CRCs).

It represents the latest blow to the credibility of Grayling after a series of gaffes, most notably awarding…
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