Prison very much in the news this week. There were three inspection reports published, two extremely critical with one more hopeful. An employment tribunal also found that two maintenance workers at HMP Liverpool were unfairly dismissed for raising concerns about the state of the prison.
In other news, there was renewed pressure on the government to act on the cross-party consensus to radically redesign the women's prison system with Baroness Corston pushing the case for reform aided by a new report by the Centre for Social Justice.
There is also growing criticism of the domestic violence bill with commentators suggesting that the proper funding of refuges is more important than more police powers.
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Assessment of new domestic violence bill
Priority is to fund services, not more justice powers
Despite HMPPS reversing its closure decision
Staff shortages & challenges of changing population
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (Heathrow
Unfairly dismissed for raising safety concerns
Baroness Corston keeps the pressure on
Surviving incarceration can be just as hard for families
Latest grisly news
Californian offender training programme
– and damaging the credibility of our courts
Increasingly common last resort
Ending the criminalisation of children in residential care
How to make it happen
Closing date 26 March