The Week in Justice 22 Oct 2017

The main focus this week was on the plight of Indeterminate Public Protection prisoners (IPPs), the rapid increase in the number of prison recalls and the latest crime figures.

In a hearing before the Justice Committee, it transpired that there are still more than 3,000 IPPs in prison and that more than 50% of those released had been recalled.

The number of recalls overall has also been growing exponentially - 21,721 individuals were recalled last year, adding considerably to the prison population.

The MoJ was pleased to announce it is making progress on recruiting prison officers - there was a net increase of 1,260 frontline staff in the last 9 month period.

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