Wales could receive wide-ranging new powers over justice that will scupper Con-Dem plans to privatise probation services.
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones confirmed today that the devolution of probation is firmly on the table for a cross-party group considering new powers for Wales.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said the move should "become a priority" for the government "given last week's announcement that parts of the probation service are to be opened up to privatisation."
Probation workers' unions oppose Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plans to flog 70 per cent of probation services to privateers in what he calls a "rehabilitation revolution."
The Labour first minister said powers over prisons and sentencing could also be devolved.
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