In the Media

Prisons-Probation Service Begins

PUBLISHED June 1, 2004

A new authority made up of the merged Prison and Probation Services officially goes live today.

The creation of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is part of a Government strategy to cut prisoner numbers and reduce re-offending.
Home Secretary David Blunkett announced the merger earlier this year as part of a wider package of reforms.