The Week In Justice 5 March 2017

The week has seen plenty of debate about how to take prison reform forward although there are major concerns that progress will be halted by the confrontation between the MoJ and the Prison Officers' Association over pay.

Policing has also been in the news with even those forces performing well doing so at the cost of reduced investment in local policing. 

Chief Constable Simon Bailey hit the headlines when he said the police could not cope with unprecedented numbers of sex offenders and needed to prioritise the most dangerous offenders.

It also seems certain that the MoJ is going to try to drive up the performance of private probation companies by incentivising them to find offenders jobs and housing.

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