A week that included a fair selection of "things that make you go hmmm"; not least of which was the "promotion" of leading prison reform Governor Ian Bickers out of Wandsworth.
The urgent need for reform was illustrated yet again by the Prisons & Probation Ombudsman's learning bulletin on the increasing number of women who commit suicide inside.
The Justice Committee continued its inquiry into Transforming Rehabilitation with signs of positive developments decidedly thin on the ground.
Details of a dedicated task-force to tackle extremism in prisons were released and the MoJ issued an official statement saying that 1% of electronic monitoring tags were found to be faulty and offenders could be wrongly charged with tampering with them.
There were also some interesting reports out this week on tackling racism in the courts and the role of the voluntary sector in justice.
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Surprising news that Ian Bickers has been promoted out of Wandsworth
Rob Allen on Justice Committee TR inquiry
Transcript of 2nd oral hearing
Ombudsman repeats recommendations
In-depth report by BBC on prison suicides
After getting notice of deportation
BBC's Danny Shaw with details
HMP Durham first to have terrorist wing
Key document to support Prisons & Courts Bill
How other countries tackle racism in the justice system
The voluntary sector & criminal justice
Young offenders' desistance
New draft sentencing guidelines
Lord Neuberger's proposal to tackle recruitment crisis
Could lead to false enforcement action
Long piece by Gary Younge
HMICS criticises police & NHS
Treat yourself to this 5 minute video
Closing date 19 April
Closing date 18 April