Splitting up offenders between the public and private sector according to risk threatens public protection.
Offenders are generally not a compliant, problem free, group of people. They disproportionately suffer from mental illness, are four times more likely than the general population to misuse drugs and are 10 times more likely to have been in care.
They need to be supervised by experienced staff who can motivate them and properly assess risk.
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