Prison reform remains the dominant focus for criminal justice. David Lidington reminded people that government hasn't stopped for the summer when he argued for rehabilitation in a piece for the Evening Standard.
At the same time Parole Board Chair Nick Hardwick urged the Justice Secretary to act on the continuing scandal of the 3,300 plus IPP prisoners still in custody years after their release dates.
Three prison inspection reports were published last night, ranging from the dire (Aylesbury) to the decent (Bure).
If you work in probation and are looking for an interesting job, HMI Probation are recruiting 18 assistant inspectors.
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MoJ press release
David Lidington writes for the Standard
Nick Hardwick urges Lidington to act
Safety concerns & staff shortages
Troubled past, more work to do.
Needs better risk management
Think tank calls for ban on short sentences
Edward Garnier in the New Statesman
Lisa Deen’s life as a prisoner's wife
Excellent animation series from PACT
Barking dogs & CCTV best deterrent
Excellent piece from PET
New from Crest Advisory
Big advances in legal AI
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