Week in Justice 7 May 2017

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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