Week in Justice 30 April 2017

A busy week as reports are rushed out before parliament is dissolved before the election.

The latest crime stats revealed that crime levels are more or less stable although there were sharp rises in homicides, knife crimes and fraud with the number of thefts down.

The latest prison safety report shows the scale of violence and self-harm inside, although they did show a slight (4%) fall on the previous quarter.

The Justice Committee noted the fragile nature of prison reform so far. 

While the Howard League went to the courts to highlight the plight of a boy at Feltham on 23 hour bang up for months at a time.

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