Former prisoners said they were not convinced of the benefits of the new "pay by results" scheme that will see private companies run probation and other services for former prisoners.
One former prisoner told ITV the pilot scheme he was part of was "too bureaucratic" and case workers had to spend too much time doing paper work, and had less time to spend mentoring. He said:
"The process that they have to go through is probably not going to get the results they expect"
More top news
The Tories' Brexit civil war will rear its ugly head again soon enough.
Watchdog says officers must work harder to avoid the use of force on mentally unwell people in a report into the death in custody.
Morning wind and rain in Scotland and western England will move eastwards, leaving brighter weather behind it by late afternoon.