I was only giving Thursday's "Question Time" partial attention this week so I may have misheard something.
But I could swear I heard one of the panellists claim that 20,000 people work for the UK's probation service and they collectively oversee 14,000 "clients." Her numbers were not challenged by the host or any of the other panellists.
Are those figures really true? Is there really more than one member of staff for each ex-prisoner "supervised"? In the light of the recent revelations concerning the shocking lack of supervision, what on earth are they all doing with their time?