A traumatic week in the world of criminal justice.
The start of the week was dominated by the demise of Carillion. Not only has its liquidation focused the spotlight on the deteriorating fabric of the prison estate, but it prompted discussion about whether the large companies behind the loss-making Community Rehabilitation Companies might also be vulnerable.
The end of the week focused attention on the continuing prison crisis with the Chief Inspector requiring the MoJ to make urgent improvements to HMP Nottingham and finding the worst conditions inspectors could remember at HMP Liverpool.
In other news, Parole Board Chair Nick Hardwick charted a clear way forward for parole in the wake of the Worboys issue to which the Justice Secretary responded. The Home Office also launched a new online service for criminal record checks.
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Accepts HMP Nottingham ‘unsafe’ & HMP Liverpool ‘appalling’
Worst conditions inspectors have seen
Chief Inspector sends urgent notification letter
Despite £342million "bailout"
Frontline account of London CRC policies
Detailed and helpful explanation of parole process
Oral statement to parliament in full
Hardeep Matharu article.
Travel & hotels = £3million per year
Tara Hudson says HMP Bristol was intimidating & humiliating
Prison suicide of woman jailed for setting bed on fire
Home Office launches new service
Switchback's Sam Boyd on CJA
Grace Robinson on the Conversation
Anna Sergi, criminologist
How reliable are algorithms for predicting reoffending?
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