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Big changes to parole

Victims will be able to request a release decision to be reconsidered in new parole system.

On Probation

What does Worboys mean for parole?

Judicial review upheld and Worboys case sent back for the parole board to reconsider. Court says there must be some transparency to parole board decisions. Justice Secretary sacks respected chair Nick Hardwick and rushes ahead with parole review.

On Probation

Updating victim liaison work post-Worboys

HMI Probation finds high levels of commitment but a slightly creaky and out-of-date victim liaison system. Should police or probation be responsible for victim liaison?

Prison

The parole board and Worboys

Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, explains how parole decisions are made and makes it clear that more transparency is desirable.

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