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Penal service shake-up will cause chaos, union warns

PUBLISHED May 11, 2004

Serious criminals could be left unsupervised and probation officers sacked because of a shake-up of the penal system, a union predicted last night.

More than 1,200 probation staff will demonstrate today against next month's merger of the prison and probation services. They will be backed at a Westminster rally by MPs of all parties.