Week in Justice 28 Jan 2018

The 50th edition of the Week in Justice finds the criminal justice system in increasing disarray.

This week the new crime stats revealed a continuing upwards trend in violent offences. 

The latest prison safety stats uncovered yet more record highs for the number of assaults (on both prisoners and staff) and levels of self-harm.

The CPS has ordered a review of all rape cases because of concerns over lack of disclosure of digital evidence.

In other news, new Prisons (and Probation) Minister Rory Stewart promised the Justice Committee he would sort out deteriorating prison conditions, it emerged that prison career adviser jobs are to go and Sadiq Khan waded into the Worboys parole dispute but seeking a judicial review.

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