After last week's grim statistics, prison safety remains in the news with the distressing inquest into the death of Emily Hartley at HMP New Hall. Emily should have been receiving help in a mental health facility, but even so, staff did not supervise her as required with the result that this 21 year old woman hung herself.
The latest probation stats reveal that CRCs are not cutting reoffending.
In other news, Revolving Doors and the Transition 2 Adulthood Alliance published a new review of PCCs' work with young adult offenders which found a number of positive projects.
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Latest data figures
Prison failings contribute to suicide @ HMP New Hall
Juliet Lyon in Huff Post
Showcase of PCC innovation
Government resists Justice Committee recommendations
Good treatment in good facilities
Staff shortage also blamed at HMP Erlestoke
Judge "at wit's end"
APPG on inclusive growth
Gavin Hales on sexting and the law.
Criminal Barrister in Guardian
The case for dealing with offences out of court
Gangs use violence to groom children as drug mules
The mafia and the "refugee industry"
Must serve another 7 years if they don't pay
Closing date 13 Feb