The Week in Justice 14 April 2019

The week started with news of 20 prison officers being injured in a number of different incidents at Feltham YOI over the previous weekend which prompted calls for the institution's closure. 

Justice Secretary David Gauke wrote a piece in the Times committing the prison service to help more prisoners into jobs on release by increasing the number of prisoners working outside the gates on ROTL.

Two consultations were also launched: the Justice Committee wants your views on prison governance while the Sentencing Council wants to hear from you about sentencing people with mental health (including drug & alcohol) problems.

As always, click on the tile to see the full story.


The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.

Calls to close Feltham after violent weekend

Calls to close Feltham after violent weekend

theguardian.com

YOI is "ill-equipped to deal with troubled children"

Twenty prison officers injured at Feltham

Twenty prison officers injured at Feltham

theguardian.com

Staff hurt in separate incidents over the weekend

More work placements outside prison

More work placements outside prison

thetimes.co.uk

David Gauke writes for the Times (paywall)

Prison death families denied access to justice

Prison death families denied access to justice

theguardian.com

MoJ pays for prison staff legal representation but rarely gives relatives Legal Aid

Prison governance inquiry launched

Prison governance inquiry launched

parliament.uk

Justice Committee wants views by 7 May

Prisoners help transform 'filthy' HMP Liverpool

Prisoners help transform 'filthy' HMP Liverpool

bbc.co.uk

Great training opportunity or exploitation?

Digital inclusion for offenders and the Third sector

Digital inclusion for offenders and the Third sector

russellwebster.com

The work of Pink Umbrella Studios

The voluntary sector’s role in the future probation model

The voluntary sector’s role in the future probation model

clinks.org

5 recommendations from Clinks

Gina Martin's story on 'upskirting'

Gina Martin's story on 'upskirting'

youtube.com

The law against upskirting is now in force

Sentencing offenders with mental health conditions

Sentencing offenders with mental health conditions

sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Sentencing Council consultation open to 9 July

On call firefighters qualify as special constables

On call firefighters qualify as special constables

thetimes.co.uk

Devon first responders scheme

Debt enforcement bailiffs are under-regulated

Debt enforcement bailiffs are under-regulated

russellwebster.com

Justice Committee calls for body worn cameras

Buy tickets for Insights 19

Buy tickets for Insights 19

tickettailor.com

150 free justice learning, networking and development events

The Perrie Lectures 2019

The Perrie Lectures 2019

perrielectures.org.uk

What does leadership mean in prisons?

Sweatbox - play by Clean Break

Sweatbox - play by Clean Break

cleanbreak.org.uk

Set in the the confines of a real prison van