In the Media

Hostels to hold sex criminals

PUBLISHED November 15, 2004

All home office hostels for ex-prisoners are to be converted into high-security premises for sex offenders and ultra-violent men at 'high or very high' risk of attacking children or women.

A government document leaked to The Observer's hows that there are now so many people on the sex-offender register judged to be a threat to the public that the probation service has no option but to use existing hostel accommodation to house them.