Week in Justice 15 Oct 2017

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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