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Grayling defends results-based probation contracts

The justice secretary has been accused of putting public safety at risk by pressing ahead with plans to sign-off contracts with 21 companies chosen to supervise 200,000 offenders.

Chris Grayling is due to sign contracts with the new Community Rehabilitation Companies to provide the out-sourced work as part of the government's "transforming rehabilitation" programme.

Under the changes, the companies will manage low and medium-risk offenders, while a new public sector body will be responsible for the 31,000 deemed high risk.

The BBC's Joe Inwood has been to Brixton Prison to find out more.

  • 18 Dec 2014
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