This week's edition, like all of us, is almost entirely focused on coronavirus. Some of the resources included, such as the MoJ COVID-19 and Prisons and the Clinks page will be regularly updated throughout the pandemic.
The main concern this week has been the vulnerability of prisoners to the virus. All visits have been halted and the governments in England & Wales and Scotland have been considering releasing low risk or short term prisoners early. We expect decisions this coming week.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Guidance for families and friends of those in prison during the coronavirus pandemic.
Information on accessing victim and witness support services.
Resource for all criminal justice voluntary sector organisations.
Offences including burglary and violence fall by as much as 20% in some areas
New public health regulations will strengthen enforcement powers to reduce the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives.
How Fine Cell Work is keeping prisoners active. 1st in a new series on how the justice sector is protecting its service users against the impact of coronavirus.
Eighty-four-year-old man at HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire died on Sunday
Prison Governors: overcrowding and staff shortages means Covid-19 could overwhelm system
Criminal justice and public health experts alike have become increasingly concerned about the risk that coronavirus poses to people in prison.
Official MoJ press release with details about secure phones.
Safer and more respectful but more support needed for those in crisis.
Frances Crook blogs about coronavirus and women in custody
David Gauke & the thinktank Reform are amongst those calling for the early release of prisoners and the suspension of short sentences.
The World Health Organization has issued guidelines aimed at protecting prisoners.
Isolation: an expert survivor’s guide by artist and former Longford scholar Lee Cutter
Releasing the harmless now will save lives.
A Qualitative Study of Reports from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.
Treasury says £5m allocated in budget will fund trial of specialist courts allowing criminal and family matters to be considered together.
I'll be doing a live Webinar all about my book '90 Minutes of Freedom' on the only prisoner football team in Wales, on Friday 3 April at 12pm GMT.