Week in Justice 7 Jan 2018

The main talking point of the first week of 2018 was the parole board's decision to release John Warboys and its failure to notify two victims. The decision also sparked a wider debate about whether parole board decisions should be made public, with the Justice Secretary issuing a statement on Sunday signalling a move towards more transparency.

The inspection report on Swansea prison was particularly grim and there was an official complaint to the Home Secretary that tampons are often not available in police custody.

Wishing you all a happy and successful New Year.