The PCA explains probation’s role in protecting the public and reducing reoffending in the first issue of Government Gazette (October 2009) whose main stakeholders include members of the House of Commons and Lords, government departments and local authorities.
Regarding call to scrap short jail sentences by Prison Governors’ Association – letter to Financial Times letters page- 7 October.
Steve Collett, joint Vice-Chair, comments on the Licence Recalls information and highlights probation’s excellent work during an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Drive programme with presenter Peter Allen.
The Probation Chiefs Association arranged and coordinated The Guardian’s access to the Bristol office of Avon and Somerset Probation. Journalist Amelia Gentleman observed first-hand the work of probation staff, and sat in on a regional MAPPA meeting that oversees the management and supervision of serious offenders in the city.
The Guardian also carries a comment piece referring to the G2 article – 6 October.
The PCA responds to the Prison Governors’ Association call for the abolition of prison sentences of less than a year.