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Probation union Napo predicts rise in prisoner numbers

7 December 2010 Last updated at 14:38 GMT

Harry Fletcher from the National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) union predicts a rise in prison numbers after cuts to police and probation numbers.

He spoke as Justice Secretary Ken Clarke promises to end the "remorseless rise" in prisoner numbers with a Green Paper aiming to make prisons in England and Wales more purposeful and toughening up community sentences.

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