UK privatizing probation service

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

The United Kingdom government has decided to outsource the rehabilitation of prisoners to private companies and charitable organizations.

What next? Private police forces – oops, they call them services now? Private army? We already have a private navy launched recently which could lay the foundation to the Royal Navy being privatized.

When one considers that mercenary activities are a felony for any British citizen and then considers that the members of this private navy to hunt down and destroy Somali pirates are British one can only surmise that the government is backing it to the hilt.

As I have already said the possibility of a private nationwide police service is in the offing in the UK and this does not bode well at all. For, if they, which they will, are to be paid by results then how are those results to be measured. One can but wonder, methinks.

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