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Panorama Undercover: Can Probation Keep Us Safe? Post from Bumblebee

Panorama goes undercover in the Probation Service and reveals how easy it is for convicted criminals to go on the run, that drug tests are not being carried out because they are too expensive, and that staff are failing to carry out regular room searches.

The Probation Service is supposed to help keep the public safe and reduce reoffending when criminals are released from prison, but Panorama reveals a system described by staff as broken. 

The programme hears from families whose loved ones have been murdered by offenders on probation and reveals new figures for serious crimes, including rape and murder, committed by those on probation.

Produced by Hardcash Productions, with full post-production handled by Bumblebee.

BBC1 at 9pm, 23/05 or on iPlayer now

See more coverage from the BBC here