The big news in criminal justice is this week was the publication of the Justice Committee's prison population report which urged the government to rethink the way we use prison, reinvest in the prison and probation services and consider reducing prison sentences of 12 months or less.
Also this week the MoJ decided that HMP Birmingham (taken back into public control as an emergency measure) should remain as a public sector prison permanently.
Another HMI Probation report found yet another failing private probation company; this time it was Cheshire & Greater Manchester CRC which was assessed as "requiring improvement".
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Justice Committee calls for ban on sentences less than one year.
Follow up inspections of failing prisons
Rob Allen's incisive analysis
Simon Jenkins piece on the potential of sentencing reform
HMP Birmingham will remain in public-sector
MoJ publishes minimum requirements
Emma Hardy MP raises concerns
HMP Addiewell scheme
HMP Berwyn initiative to improve privacy
Deborah Coles of Inquest on death of Annabella Landsberg
Attitude is that suicides are ‘inevitable’
Parenting from prison for fathers who are primary carers
Interview with Whitemoor teacher
Lovely piece on Timpsons
Chris Lewis play has its first night @ HMP Portland
Latest from prison wife blogger @prisonbag
Cheshire & Greater Manchester rated ‘Requiring improvement’
Justin Russell to take over on 1 June
Retrospective application of coercive control
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