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Prisoners Release: Scunthorpe

Justice written question – answered on 18th February 2008.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proposals there are for new arrangements for the accommodation and supervision of recently released criminals in Scunthorpe; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Bail Accommodation and Support Service provides accommodation for defendants on bail, and for those at the end of a sentence who are eligible for release on Home Detention on a tag after a thorough risk assessment by the prison governor. The service is provided through ClearSprings Management Ltd. One three-bedroomed property is being sought in Scunthorpe for this service.

Apart from this the Government have no plans to open new accommodation for ex-offenders in Scunthorpe.

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Charles Brindley
Posted on 19 Feb 2008 10:12 pm (Report this annotation)

So, apart from being reminded that a private firm oversees the care back into the community, how can the public be reassured that their concenrs are fully taken into acount?
As it is a private firm and not a government agency who will be dealing with the risk, how can the public have the confidence in the work being done. What checks of the company to ensure that their policy and procedures are every bit as good as those laid down by the Home Office and who checks and how often are the checks carried out?
What level of ex offender will be housed in Scunthorpe, as in the past those convicted of Sex Crimes have been housed close to schools and other senertive public places.
Will they be tagged and what level of supervision will such offenders have when in Scunthrope?