The Week in Justice - 5 Feb 2017

This week was dominated by speculation on how far Justice Secretary Liz Truss will go in downsizing the National Offender Management Service. It appears certain that she will return policy responsibilities to the MoJ but likely that NOMS will be renamed HM Prison and Probation Service and retain operational support, assurance and capability functions.

Otherwise, another week of bleak prison news with more Spice-related deaths and damning inspection reports plus the possibility of a new tagging scandal.

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