Thursday, October 11, 2012
Risk worry as sex offenders are freed from HMP Whatton without treatment
"PEOPLE could be at risk because sex offenders are being released from a specialist Notts jail without treatment, it is claimed.
"Inadequate" funding at HMP Whatton, near Bingham, means some inmates ['prisoners', please] are not undergoing psychological programmes to try to stop them re-offending.
The claim is made by the jail's Independent Monitoring Board in a report out today.
Board chairman Dr Ed Pollock told the Post he was worried about a risk to the public because the lack of Government cash at the prison means there are not enough psychologists to treat prisoners."
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