Another busy week in criminal justice.
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman published his annual report which revealed that the number of prison deaths linked to new psychoactive substances has reached 79 in the last four years and that he had started investigations into a startling total of 361 deaths last year.
The Parole Board published its annual report and set out how it is seeking to tackle the backlog of cases related to the increase in oral hearings, IPPs and a surge in recalls.
The Howard League published its 1st paper of a campaign to tackle the criminalisation of children in residential care.
Inspectors found that probation hostels do a good job at protecting the public from high risk offenders and that there are not enough beds nationally.
Finally, there was a political furore over the decision to award the hardware component of the next generation electronic tagging contract to G4S.
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Investigations started into 361 deaths
79 since June 2013
1st report of new Howard League campaign
The imprisonment of women with poor mental health
Progress, less violence & innovation
Despite previous conviction...
MoJ failed to deliver high risk strategy
Rob Allen: is there any demand for GPS tagging?
Scotland says prison sentences will be last resort
... but could do more to tackle reoffending.
4 schemes analysed this month
The challenges of IPPs, recalls and more
Annual report on voluntary sector working with offenders
Welsh initiative on video links