Some of Britain's most dangerous criminals are released without a proper risk assessment filled out, a damning report has found. Probation and prison officers were "shocked" by the "lack of clarity" and "confusion" over the assessments.
Killers and rapists are roaming the streets because of the prison service's failure to complete a full and proper risk assessment before they leave prison, a scathing new report has found.
Basic elements of risk assessments were missing, not adequately filled in or there was "confusion" over who was in charge of the report, the inspection of life-sentence prisoners found.
One unidentified prison changed its paperwork for releasing life-sentence prisoners on temporary licence so the section dealing with risk of harm to others was removed to "simplify the process".
Chief Inspector of Probation Liz Calderbank said prison governors were "not being supplied with sufficient, accurate information" and in a small number of cases nor was the Parole Board, which determines whether prisoners can be safely released into the community.