The main event this week was obviously the ministerial re-shuffle with the unexpected promotion of David Lidington leading to David Gauke becoming the 5th Justice Secretary in less than three years. Rory Stewart and Lucy Frazer were the other two newcomers to Petty France.
In other news, HMI Probation published its first report focusing solely on one side of the probation divide and found that the London division of the National Probation Service had improved markedly in the last years.
The reaction to the parole board's decision to release John Warboys and the MoJ commitment to make parole decisions more transparent rumbled on with the, frankly odd, news that the new Justice Secretary is considering a judicial review on the issue.
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5th Lord Chancellor in last 3 years
Profile of new junior ministers
Though persistent problems remain
Rob Allen argues for caution and care, not political expediency.
But Gauke backs plans for greater Parole Board transparency
Increasing violence & too much time in cells
Justice Committee publishes evidence on prison pop inquiry
Parc now has links with > local schools
Bounce Back prison astronomy/STEM project
Pioneering HMP Drake Hall scheme
Profile of HMP Grendon TC
Anne Owers highlights issue
A Comparative Media Analysis Of Two Child-On-Child Homicides
Prisoners' children documentary. Mon 15 Jan 5:30 CBBC
Guardian readers on having parents in prison
Unmissable latest from prison wife blogger