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.
Eric Allison argues for shift in burden of proof
11 years after receiving 10 month sentence
Is CSJ report a hint of government policy?
1.7% for prison officers, 1% + 1% bonus for police
Executive Summary of the official report
See the committee membership for Parliament 2017
"An impressive prison"
"A relatively good prison"
In Glasgow & Dundee to hold 20 prisoners each
Plaid Cymru protests against Port Talbot super-prison
US story of reintegration
Sam Gyimah on Conservative Home
Unlock on Lammy recommendations
Juries & social media
Ria set light to her house when she was in it, and found herself in custody.
Dexter Dias: 'Justice is collective therapy'
Maya Jama on growing up with a father inside