Prisons and probation very much in the news this week.
On the probation front, the Justice Committee announced an in inquiry into TR and Michael Spurr (Head of HMPPS) admitted that probation wasn't working as intended, particularly in supprting released prisoners.
The pressure to address probation problems is likely to be turned up considerably by the BBC Panorama programme on Monday 16th.
While on prisons:
In other news, a two year old gave evidence via an intermediary in an abuse case and Helen Newlove argued for legally enforceable rights for victims.
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Justice Committee wants submissions by 17 Nov
Michael Spurr on failing through-the-gate
Dismal photos of living conditions
Calls for a reduction of prison population
Michael Spurr announcement
Unusual disturbance at high security prison
Ex-Governor Ian Acheson
Trebling of sex offender prisoners in attempt to stabilise violence
Last reliable data on offender mental health was 1998
71% year-on-year rise
Sentencing Council targets those preparing attacks
Intermediaries for Justice
Victims Commissioner, Helen Newlove
Julie Bindel argues for abolition
15 minute survey