Perhaps the main news this week was that Chief Prison Inspector Peter Clarke has been successful in getting the MoJ to agree to an urgent notification protocol meaning that the department is required to respond rapidly to any inspection that identifies serious failings.
Mr Clarke's counterpart at probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, published a report which finds that neither public nor private probation is yet equipped to tackle offenders' use of new psychoactive substances.
Probation folk might also be interested in Shadd Maruna's piece calling for desistance to become a social movement.
There's also an intriguing account of a Dutch initiative which uses virtual reality to impress upon perpetrators of domestic violence the trauma they inflict on their children.
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HMI Prison wins long battle to make govt responsd to failing prisons
Little know-how on New Psychoactive Substances
Updated history from HoC library
Dutch Probation initiative
Video of common methods
HMP Haverigg gets involved
35 young people killed already this year
Justice calls for new approach
New from Shadd Maruna
To Kill While Asleep
Closing date: 15 December