The Week in Justice 15 March 2020

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There has, of course, been only one main news topic this week and this edition of the Week in Justice includes what details there are in the public domain about how prisons are preparing for Coronavirus.

There is also a breakdown of spending commitments on criminal justice made in the budget, another disappointing CRC inspection report and the latest knife crime sentencing data.

Don't miss an in-depth report by Crest Advisory on British Muslims' attitudes to the police, extremism and the Prevent programme.

As always, click on the tile to see the full story.


The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.

Coronavirus prison preparedness
gov.uk

Coronavirus prison preparedness

Lucy Frazer has made a statement on preparedness to deal with coronavirus in prisons.

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Emergency coronavirus plan for prisons
bbc.co.uk

Emergency coronavirus plan for prisons

Prisons in England and Wales bring in measures to deal with "unprecedented" challenges.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation
gov.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

Advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users.

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Vulnerable prisoners 'exploited' to make coronavirus masks and hand gel
theguardian.com

Vulnerable prisoners 'exploited' to make coronavirus masks and hand gel

Inmates making masks and hand sanitiser to ease shortages are among most vulnerable to Covid-19, prison reformers warn

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What did the budget say about criminal justice?
workwithoffenders.co.uk

What did the budget say about criminal justice?

The main CJ spending commitments from this week's budget

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HMP Pentonville – poor progress since troubling inspection in 2019
justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

HMP Pentonville – poor progress since troubling inspection in 2019

Little evidence of positive improvement in a prison where violence had once again risen.

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 Meet the stars behind bars putting on Hairspray: the Musical
telegraph.co.uk

Meet the stars behind bars putting on Hairspray: the Musical

Yes, this is prison, but not as we know it.

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The never-ending prison sentences
theguardian.com

The never-ending prison sentences

A spate of deaths of people serving indeterminate prison sentences has led to calls for such sentences to be revoked.

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Women, History, Invisibility and Prisons
thebscblog.wordpress.com

Women, History, Invisibility and Prisons

Denying a history of female prisoners in its own right fosters a stagnation in the discipline.

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Lincolnshire removal centre still too violent, say inspectors
theguardian.com

Lincolnshire removal centre still too violent, say inspectors

Report raises concerns over high levels of self-harm and use of force at Morton Hall

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West Yorkshire CRC under-staffed & under-performing
russellwebster.com

West Yorkshire CRC under-staffed & under-performing

For the third time in a week, the probation inspectorate has rated all four components of a CRC's case supervision as inadequate.

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Latest Knife crime sentencing data
public.flourish.studio

Latest Knife crime sentencing data

A Flourish data visualisation by Russell Webster

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British Muslims on policing, extremism and Prevent
russellwebster.com

British Muslims on policing, extremism and Prevent

New research from Crest Advisory into what British Muslims think about policing, extremism and the Prevent programme

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Staying Afloat - 20 years of Youth Offending Teams
reformingprisons.blogspot.com

Staying Afloat - 20 years of Youth Offending Teams

Rob Allen hands down his verdict on two decades of the new youth justice system.

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Mentors for Switchback
russellwebster.com

Mentors for Switchback

Location: E1, LondonSalary: £26,750 - £28,950 per year Closing date 6 April

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Communications and Content Creator for Switchback
russellwebster.com

Communications and Content Creator for Switchback

Location: E1, LondonSalary: £24,000 - £29,000 per year Closing date 6 April

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Regional Manager in the North-East
russellwebster.com

Regional Manager in the North-East

Great opportunity if you've been in prison or on probation

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