29,000 criminals released early
It looks like the government have underestimated the amount of criminals that will benefit from early release. They estimated that 25,500 criminals would be freed in 12 months but that total was breached in April's figures, just 10 months into operation. They have actually freed more than 29,000 including 2 terrorists and someone who went on to rape.
The policy is not going to be reviewed until September 2009 and by that time 70,000 prisoners could be released to commit more crime. If you are ever a victim of a crime committed by someone that should have been in prison you know who to blame.