Another week dominated by prison reform. Liz Truss' speech (which she made the same day that Panorama broadcast "Undercover Prison") unsurprisingly ruled out sentencing reforms to cut the prison population. However, probation staff may have been pleased to hear her speak about the importance of community sentences.
There's a fair selection of responses from different political perspectives below, but perhaps the most important are the news that staffing levels have fallen again and Liz Truss' announcement that she aims to tackle this by improving pay (in London and the SE).
In other news, private probation companies are still struggling - Greater Manchester the latest area to go under the inspectors' knife - the Supreme Court wants its new judges to be more representative of modern Britain and Theresa May wants to reform the way we tackle domestic violence.
Watch out for the Prison and Courts Bill this week.
Calls for better mental health & drug provision on community sentences
Manchester - Inspectors find NPS performing well, CRC poorly & good work with women offenders.
Staffing levels still heading in the wrong direction
Frontline staff in London and south-east will earn up to £5,000 more
Skip Gyimah & Burgon & listen to First Dates' Fred on pop-up prison restaurants
Frances Crook of the Howard League says Liz Truss's bark is worse than her bite.
Rob Allen argues that sentencing reform is the only way to tackle the prison population.
John Podmore argues that prison governors are the "seeds of reform"
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Theresa May announces plans for Domestic Violence and Abuse Act
Typically thoughtful piece from Jon Collins.
All current 11 members are white, 10 men & 9 privately educated.
Pippa Goodfellow on a new NACRO campaign
To identify support needs & expectations of hate crime victims in West Midlands.
Intriguing & concerning piece by Chief Super Gavin Thomas
Criminal injuries payouts average £7,500 & take 612 days
Effects of Spice on prisoners & staff at HMP Northumberland. Click to watch.
Ed Boyd says rehabilitation must be a policy objective.
Prisons need culture change to prevent suicides
"A reasonably safe prison doing good rehabilitative work"
Job candidate turns up to interview for police job intoxicated - and is duly breathalysed and disqualified from driving.
London (Hounslow) £36k
Nottingham £24 per hour