No mistaking the big issues in justice for this Easter week. The High Court's decision to uphold the judicial review brought by two victims of John Worboys and the consequent forced resignation of Nick Hardwick. We are now set for a rapid review of the parole process beset with all the usual dangers when political need drives policy. You can find full coverage of all the main events below, including first hand accounts from parole board members on how they reach their decisions.
In other news, a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding was published on justice devolution for London, the first virtual court case was held and there are some rather attractive jobs working as Probation Inspectors.
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The judgement, resignation and analysis
Excellent 3 page summary
Nick Hardwick's letter in full
Parole Board members on how they reach their decisions
HMI Probation report
Memorandum of Understanding published
Rob Allen analyses London MoU
New inspection methodology agreed
"Dreadful" rise in self-harm
The mental health crisis in America's prisons
Impact of new police bail rules
"Debt is not a crime" campaign
Claimant appeals from home using laptop
Closing date 13 April
Thursday 10 May 6.30 – 8.30pm Sotheby's, London
See the Secret Barrister in person - 10 April, London.