No major announcements this week with everyone preoccupied with elections general and local.
Nonetheless, there were still some important developments in the world of criminal justice.
Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights recommended that there should be a legal duty to combat prison suicides.
The Court of Appeal made a landmark judgement ruling that the criminal records disclosure scheme is disproportionate and unlawful.
Otherwise, lots of this week's stories are idiosyncratic and, I hope, intriguing - like the account of the TED talks in Leicester prison, the US judge who visits the prisoners he incarcerates and the iconography of punishment.
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5 manifesto ideas from Rob Allen
HoC Committee calls for specified prison officer ratio
Interesting-looking European report
Prisoners need support to quit
Inquest demand action on 18 deaths in 4 years
Salvation Army reveals another impact of imprisonment
Prison reform in action
Arts Festival 31 May, London
Disclosure requirements "disproportionate"
An entertaining Radio 4 listen
Problem-solving courts & problem-solving approaches
A judge examines the impact on those he sentences.
Online information about victims' services
Deadline 31 May