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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Open letter from Justice Secretary
2016/17 "has been a difficult year"
Damning Chief Inspector's annual report
Guardian editorial on state of our prisons
Andrew Neilson in the Independent
Inquest verdict on Lee Rushton
Follows incident at Aylesbury YOI
Pia Sinha No.1 at Risley
Alex Cavendish on good form
Police: 10% rise in crime. Crime Survey: 7% drop
MoJ wins court case
First Supreme Court female president
86% magistrates aged > 50
Fair trials undermined by flaws in disclosure
1 x 24hr station in each borough
Closing date 2 August