Offenders put into care?
In the first post in some time (due to work commitments), we find that the government is introducing a "holistic solution" to the overcrowding in our young offenders institutions. Young offenders could be placed in childrens homes - places ordinarily a refuge for the vulnerable. These plans are contained within the Offender Management Bill, which went through its first Reading in the House of Commons on the 22nd November 2006, and also contains the provision to change Probation Boards into business-like Trusts, giving the Home Secretary new powers in the provision of services from the private sector.
It appears that the government haven't considered (at least) one important thing; there is a disproportionately large number of criminals in prison from the care sector.