Matthew Rockall
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Ex-offender: 'I've got support where I need it'

An overhaul of the probation service in England and Wales will see low risk offenders supervised by the private sector, the government is to announce.

22-year-old Matthew Rockall has been in and out of prison several times, but now he says he has turned his life around.

It follows the help of a mentor from a new six-year pilot programme aimed at reducing re-offending by short sentence inmates.

The One Service support scheme has been working with offenders like Matthew at Peterborough prison.

  • 09 Jan 2013
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