Chris Grayling's part-privatisation of the probation system is reversed after a series of failings.Read more
A former prisoner who wants to "do something with his life" wants more support.
Earlier this year, the chief inspector of probation said the current system in England and Wales - with private firms monitoring offenders serving community services - was irredeemably flawed. The government says it will announce new arrangements in due course. Labour used a debate on on prisons and probation, to call on ministers to scrap plans for new private probation contracts and new privately run prisons. Mandy Baker reports. There's more from Today in Parliament at 11.30pm on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds