A quiet week in the lead-up to Easter.
The main news was the Howard League and Prisoners' Advice Service successful appeal against the withdrawal of legal aid from prisoners on key issues such as Category A reviews.
Otherwise, a typical week with a particularly damning prison inspection report (Guys Marsh) and another judge disciplined for online comments.
Next week there will be two new probation inspection reports to look out for.
Don't miss the excellent video guide to the prison system written for families and friends by Zack, who produced it while on ROTL.
Howard League/Prisoners' Advice Service win appeal
Full details of judgment
"Failings in almost every area"
Penal system "toxic"
A Guide for Offenders Families by Zack on ROTL
83% increase since 1999 but falling since 2012
Data Lab analysis is promising
BAME men 45% more likelty to go to Crown Court
Supreme court to consider ‘inhumane’ law
Called readers who questioned his verdicts ‘donkeys’
Met puts blame partly on cuts
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