UPDATE 1-Britain to renationalise probation services after failed privatization

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By Andrew MacAskill

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The British government will renationalise the management of probation services in England and Wales five years after a heavily criticized program of privatization was deemed to have put members of the public at risk.

The supervision of about 200,000 low and medium-risk offenders will be removed from part-private companies and taken over by the government when the current contracts end in December 2020, said Justice Minister David Gauke.

The existing model was intended to drive down re-offending levels when…
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