Watchdog says broadening eligibility for probation did not reduce reoffending

Offenders have been locked in an “expensive merry-go-round” by a key plank of Chris Grayling’s disastrous probation overhaul, which has failed to reduce reoffending, a watchdog has said.

Under his widely derided Transforming Rehabilitation programme, introduced in 2014, Grayling broadened the pool of offenders eligible for probation in England and Wales to include around 40,000 people sentenced to 12 months or less in prison.

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