Plenty of news from the world of probation this week with the revelation that the MoJ has given an extra £37m funding to failing private Community Rehabilitation Companies.
Also don't miss Probation Chief Inspector Dame Glenys Stacey with a forthright analysis of current problems and an action plan to remedy them.
Legal Aid was also in the news with a new, Labour-backed report calling for more funding and a legally enforceable right to justice.
The Chief Exec of HMCTS also provides a useful update of progress on the court modernisation programme.
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Key speech from Chief Probation Inspector Dame Glenys Stacey
Minister reveals amount in written answer
Susan Acland-Hood CEO of HMCTS gives an update
Labour Review wants more Legal Aid
Big fall in last 5 years
Very high violence levels & a marked decline in safety
Good improvements but serious concerns about violence
What’s it like to be disabled and serving time?
Devastating impact of visiting a parent inside
Grace Wyld of NPC
7 Shocking Facts about America’s Prison System
Should JPs be able to imprison?
Up 56% in two years
Police Federation new survey
Mental health in police custody
Harrowing in-depth US piece
Excellent US piece from the Marshall Project
Great video piece on this year's Koestler
Runnymede Trust /Uni of Greenwich event