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.
Signals a move towards transparency of parole decisions
Nick Hardwick apologises for failure to tell victims
Inexcusable failure to address suicides & self-harm
Released oldest to secure care homes/ (Times pay wall)
Tampons frequently unavailable in police custody
Joe Connelly of the Venture Trust
To cut down on mobile phone trafficking & reduce tensions
Penelope Gibbs' ongoing investigation into court modernisation.
4 New Year attacks
Only 8 authorities on board
Profile of Wolverhampton SUIT
First hand experiences of prison reception
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