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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HMIC’s 2016 PEEL Effectiveness report paints a pessimistic picture of policing
Tom Gash says "possibly, but where's the data?"
People viewing indecent images of children should be rehabilitated
MoJ and POA at loggerheads
Radical but coherent argument from the Guardian's Eric Allison.
Three quarters don't get prompt acute care
Sarah Uncles assesses what has happened to the sites of prisons that have closed
225kg in last year including 26 seizures of > 1kg
Five nations collaborate to produce guidance
"A shocking, worsening of standards"
The traumatic impact of being a woman in prison
Enhanced case management - one worker per child
Access to legal advice & support should go online too.
Vacancies for crown and high court roles are being left unfilled
Senior Judges provisionally awarded 11% pay rise
Like a thriller? I enjoyed this one from an ex prison governor
Initial 3 month contract. £26 per hour