Layla Moran

Govt U-turns on "disastrous" probation reforms


\The Government has announced that probation services in England and Wales will be restored to public ownership and control, Liberal Democrat MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran said:  "The government's failed probation reforms have been disastrous, marring all the good work many charities have done within this area."

Responding to the government's announcement that probation services in England and Wales will be restored to public ownership and control, Layla Moran said: "Chris Grayling has wasted taxpayers' money and lined the pockets of private companies while worsening the re-offending crisis. It's scandalous he's not been properly held to account.

"Our prisons are dilapidated, understaffed, and overcrowded, and have become academies of crime rather than places of rehabilitation.

"This U-turn is an important step forward. But the government now needs to invest properly in rehabilitative services, both in prison and in the community, to protect frontline workers and help former offenders turn their lives around.”


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