The Week in Justice 17 Sept 2017

Two big stories dominated the criminal justice news this week.

Firstly, the parole board's decision to release IPP prisoner James Ward after serving 11 years of a 10 month sentence increased the pressure for expediting the release of the 3,000 IPP prisoners still in prison. 

Secondly, the public sector pay cap was lifted for police and prison officers only. Athough both staff groups were conspicuously and publicly underwhelmed at being offered 2% & 1.7% respectively on the same day it was announced inflation is running at 2.9%.

Also of interest was the launch of a new report from the Conservative Think Tank, the Centre for Social Justice, with a 10-point plan for re-booting the Rehabilitation Revolution.

As always, click on the tile for the source document.