This week's main story was the MoJ announcing that it would devolve more power to prison governors so that they can grant temporary release (ROTL) more easily. This is to designed to improve both resettlement and pre-release education.
Otherwise there were critical inspection reports from both prison and probation inspectors and a disturbing court case in which widescale homophobia amongst prison staff at HMP Woodhill was exposed.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Governors empowered by rule change to grant temporary release more easily.
Cumbria & Lancashire CRC latest to be rated "requiring improvement" by probation inspectors.
Inspectors found a mixed picture of progress in HMP Stocken, a training prison.
Leigh, an ex-offender, tells her story about working as a Halfords cycle technician.
It's a bit early for book of the year, but Mim Skinner's "Jailbirds": Lessons from a Women's Prison should definitely be on your list.
Ministry of Justice’s evidence in harassment tribunal found ‘sadly lacking’ in credibility
Suspects interviewed without appropriate adult present in over 100,000 cases in England and Wales, charity says
Past carbon credit convictions may be unsafe after Andrew Ager found to be unqualified
What did the women of Send Prison make of Gentileschi's painting of the torture of Saint Catherine
Mim Skinner spent two years teaching prisoners. Now she’s written a book, Jailbirds, to change our view of incarcerated women.
Tutorials available online showing how to get details of stolen cards, says tech firm
The Howard League's Community Awards are for the country’s most successful community projects encouraging desistance from crime.
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) initiative.
John Podmore writing on Justice Gap