A secret leaked memo revealed 200 bail hostels for dangerous criminals are being opened in residential streets across Britain without any consultation with the public. The Government has signed a multi-million pound contract with a private firm to house a mixture of convicts on early release and suspects who are awaiting trial in a desperate bid to ease prison overcrowding.
They are being placed in homes in residential streets, rather than being held in jail. They are free to come and go, and have only limited supervision. Now leaked papers have revealed the full detail of how they are being forced on local communities without any warning. Shockingly, neighbours are only informed about the plans by letter once the hostels have been given the go-ahead.
Terrorists freed to live in bail hostels –Up to 20 convicted terrorists have been freed from prison to live in bail hostels normally used to house burglars, robbers and sex offenders. Themenare living freely intowns and cities acrossBritain with only limited supervision by probation officers
They were convicted of Islamist extremist activities including helping bombers, raising funds for terrorism and recruiting young men to fight a holy war, but were freed when they reached their release date – usually half way through the judge’s sentence, with deductions for time served on remand
Ministers today released the postcodes of residential streets where thousands of criminals are being held in bail hostels.
The Ministry of Justice has been repeatedly criticised for paying private firm ClearSprings, millions to house the convicts on early release and suspects awaiting trial in residential homes to ease prison overcrowding.
Even local councillors, who are supposed to stand up for the public, are being kept in the dark. Councils have no opportunity to protest about the location of the hostels, which are run by the private company ClearSprings
THE Home Office has a list of over 100 so far “approved premises” for high-risk offenders. The majority of these hostels are still approved to accept paedophiles.Overall, they provide around 3000 bed spaces. Residents are obliged to pay rent from their wages or benefits.
Only 4 new hostels have opened in the last five years and many have been operating for their current location for several decades. If you know of one that is near you then please get in touch. Here is the information as it appears on the official list.
Listed in RED are the ones that have/or are housing sex offenders
Pennywell House Hylton Road, Pennywell, SUNDERLAND SR4 8DS
Quay House Bail Hostel The Strand, SWANSEA SA1 2AW Tel. (01792) 641259
SWINDON Wiltshire SN1 A Bail Hostel was due to be opened by converting a building in either Milton Road or maybe the Princes Street area. This plan was dropped, but now it’s popped up again in the Local Plan for 2010AD. The new location is not yet decided.
Freshfields House 13, The Halve, TROWBRIDGE, Wiltshire BA14 8SD Locally aka “The Probation Flats” Tel. (01225) 765748