Week In Justice 23 July 2017

A very busy week dominated by three main events:

Publication of perhaps the most damning Chief Prison Inspector's annual report ever which said that prisons are so unsafe that reform is impossible. (Backed up by violent unrest at two prisons over the weekend.) 

Crime figures which seem to show that the long term drop in crime may be over with a substantial rise in knife crime and murders.

David Lidington's open letter to probation revealing changes to CRC contracts but little other information about a service that has been in crisis since the implementation of Transforming Rehabilitation. 


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