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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21,721 recalls, only 44% faced further charges
Danny Shaw with main figures from Justice Cttee hearing
Justice Committee hearing with the Parole Board
13% increase in police recorded crime
Net increase of 1,290 in last 9 months
Runnymede Trust study
Inquest hears tragic story of Sean Plumstead
New report from Runnymede Trust
New checklist of key issues
Tracey Chevalier & Fine Cell Work
Concerns about staffing levels and stability
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at HMP Norwich
17 most common UK forms
Special edition of the Probation Journal
Fascinating inside view of modern probation
A Get The Data event
Everyday racism in digital policing