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Offender Management Bill
Legislation will be introduced to improve the way that offenders are managed and supervised
Extract from the Queen's speech
This bill aims to reduce re-offending and better protect the public by improving the way in which offenders are managed.

It builds on the acknowledgment by Home Secretary, John Reid (7 November 2006),that the Probation Service is not supervising dangerous prisoners adequately.

The Home Secretary wants to see voluntary organisations and the private sector given the chance to bid for 250m of probation service work each year - nearly a third of the total - from April 2008.

Responsible department: Home Office
Origin: Commons
  • Enable the Secretary of State to commission probation services from the best available provider, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector
  • Strengthen the offences on bringing articles into prison
  • Make various technical amendments to improve delivery in the youth justice sector

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