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Serco fined

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to news that Serco has been fined following an investigation into its contract for the provision of electronic monitoring services, said “Time after time we see the disastrous consequences of these outsourcing giants playing such a major role in our justice system.

“The dangerous privatisation of probation, the disproportionate levels of violence in private prisons and the offender tagging scandal all show it really is time to break the hold that the private sector has at the Ministry of Justice.

“We need a justice system that prioritises public safety, not private profit.”