This week's focus was almost entirely on the crisis in our prisons. Following disturbances at a number of establishments, the Prison Governors' Association published an open letter expressing frustration and annoyance at the Ministry of Justice for a lack of clarity around reform and limited support around the staffing shortage.
This prompted a range of responses from commentators and politicians, some of which are included in this week's round-up.
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President Andrea Albutt increasingly blunt
Rob Allen's radical but practical solutions
Politicians respond to Prison Governors
Tom Gash says: serial ministerial incompetence
Disturbances at The Mount and Erlestoke
Vera Institute on why prison doesn't cut crime
517 in 2016/17
Apples, nutella & the Norwegian prison system
To hire more ex-offenders
Judge ‘ashamed and embarrassed’
Closing date 18 August
Over thirty-six leading experts, academics and thought-leaders