This is the week when the brakes were applied to prison reform. Centre piece of last year's Queen's Speech, this year Her Majesty was required to admit that the Prisons and Courts Bill is no more and that legislation will only be brought forward on court modernisation.
Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, was one of many who was not impressed.
Indeed, inspectors were pretty unimpressed all week: resettlement work for those serving more than 12 months was assessed as having very little impact and the Ombudsman called for a formal prison service strategy for working with older prisoners (whose numbers have tripled in the last 15 years).
On the bright side, probation court work is now back on an even keel after the disruption of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms.
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Safeguards are needed
Peter Clarke dismayed by dropping of prison reform bill
Why prison reform is off the agenda
Carrying on without legislation
TTG more about paperwork than resettlement
Inspectors' report heightens anticipation of probation review
Still concerns about links between NPS and CRCs
Outstanding long read from Amelia Hill
Ombudsman report on tripling of older prisoners
Surprising surge in last year
Struggling to hold prisoners safely and in decent conditions...
Sharing cells, open showers and masturbation...
Surviving your parole panel
Good Woman's Hour feature
David Lidington ceremonials
An additional 1,800 officers to be equipped in the Met
Minnesota initiative via BBC (video)
MoJ reward best practice
Closing date 3 July.