9:20PM BST 08 May 2013
All prisoners face a year of supervision upon release
"Low-level criminals who spend a few weeks or months in prison will be supervised for a year in the community after their release in an attempt to cut “shameful levels” of reoffending, the Justice Secretary will announce.
All prisoners face a year of supervision upon release.
In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Mr Grayling describes the current system as 'mad'.
Every prisoner will have to complete a year-long period of supervision that will see them returned to jail if they misbehave, under laws to toughen up the probation regime.
The plans were outlined in a Rehabilitation Bill contained in today’s Queen’s Speech. The details of the legislation will be disclosed tomorrow by Chris Grayling. It will include a pledge to introduce so-called “resettlement prisons” to relocate inmates nearing release closer to their homes.
The “rehabilitation revolution” will involve about 65,000 criminals every year being subject to lengthy community supervision — in addition to their prison sentences."
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