The criminal justice inspectors were making most of the news this week. In the world of probation we found out just how poor resettlement work is and that the London division of NPS is performing poorly, failing victims of crime in particular.
The prison inspectors were pleased that HMP Guys Marsh was slowly making progress, having been "out of control" five years ago, noted some positive progress at HMP Chelmsford but were disappointed that even the Urgent Notification process wasn't sufficient to turn around HMP Exeter.
In other news, the Revolving Doors Agency's campaign to curb the use of short prison sentences continues to gain traction.
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Latest details from MoJ response to probation consultation
Probation Inspectors find London to be the first sub-standard public probation division, rated as "requiring improvement".
HMI Probation finds that CRCs are "hardly scratching the surface" in meeting the needs of the short term prisoners they supervise on release.
Dame Glenys Stacey will be standing down as Chief Inspector of Probation. Her appointment will end on 31 May 2019.
Dorset training and resettlement jail assessed as ‘out of control’ five years ago, showed substantial improvement in new inspection.
Even the urgent notification process hasn't succeeded in turning this prison around.
Still concerns over high levels of drug use.
915 prison officers left after fewer than 12 months of service in 2018 – compared to 61 in 2010.
Exclusive: disclosure prompts calls to curb use of short sentences in England and Wales
The 29-year-old says four short sentences in a year have only made his problems worse
The new Sentencing Code to simplify and tidy up the country’s complex sentencing laws moved a step closer.
100 poems (and drawings) by parents and children affected by prison.
Pregnant women in jail are revered by other inmates – but the question of what will happen to the child is never far away
This research compares the needs experienced by people given a community sentence and people given a custodial sentence of 12 months or under.
Where do they go? Why vulnerable young people are going missing from children's homes.
Gavin Hales on police use of facial recognition technology.
Voluntary sector working with offenders? Take the Clinks annual survey.
Progress review of Coates Report
Latest edition of the Probation Institute magazine
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